Irina Alberro is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Northwestern University. Her research analyzes the socioeconomic composition of the electorate in emerging democracies in the developing world. She is currently writing her dissertation on the socioeconomic determinants of turnout during the democratization process in Mexico.
John M. Carey is an associate professor of government at Dartmouth College. His interests are comparative politics, constitutional design, elections, and Latin American politics. His research focuses on the connection between transparency in legislative and electoral procedures and the accountability of politicians.
Richard C. Jones is a professor of geography at the University of Texas, San Antonio. His major research area for the past 20 years has been immigration—particularly immigration to the United States from Mexico, on which he has published more than 20 articles and 2 books: Patterns of Undocumented Migration (1984) and Ambivalent Journey: U.S. Migration and Economic Mobility in North-Central Mexico (1995). Other research interests include patterns and settlement processes of ancestry groups in San Antonio; international migration to the European periphery; and Texas-Mexico Borderlands social geography. He is currently at work on an edited volume, Immigrants Outside Megalopolis: Ethnic Transformation of the Heartland.
Joseph L. Klesner is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Kenyon College and past chair of its international studies program. A noted specialist on Mexican electoral politics, he has also written on public opinion and political behavior in Latin America and on the pedagogy of comparative politics. His recent publications include “Mexico and Brazil,” in Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction, 2nd edition (ed. Michael Sodaro, 2003); and “The Structure of the Mexican Electorate: Social, Attitudinal, and Partisan Bases of Vicente Fox’s Victory,” in Mexico’s Pivotal Democratic Election: Campaign Effects and the Presidential Race of 2000 (ed. Jorge I. Domínguez and Chappell Lawson, 2004).
Raúl L. Madrid is an assistant professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, and an associate editor of the Latin American Research Review. He is the author of Retiring the State: The Politics of Pension [End Page iii] Privatization in Latin America and Beyond (2003) and a number of articles on economic and social policymaking and the voting patterns of the indigenous population in Latin America.
David Pion-Berlin is a professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. He is a Latin Americanist widely known for his research and writings on civil-military relations, military regimes, military political thought, political repression, and human rights. His latest book is Transforming Latin America: The International and Domestic Origins of Change (with Craig Arceneaux, forthcoming).
Brandon Rottinghaus is an assistant professor and director of the Bureau of Public Affairs Research at the University of Idaho. His research interests include political institutional responsiveness to public opinion and executive-legislative relations. His work on these subjects has appeared in Presidential Studies Quarterly and American Politics Research.
Peter M. Siavelis is an associate professor of political science at Wake Forest University. His areas of research include Chilean politics and executive-legislative relations, electoral systems, and local government in Latin America. His current work focuses on political recruitment and candidate selection in the Americas.
Fredrik Uggla is a researcher in the Department of Government at Uppsala University. His main research interests include legal reform, democratic development, and political protest. Recent articles of his have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Latin American Studies and Comparative Politics. [End Page iv]