Craig Arceneaux is an associate professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His research interests include democratization and political institutions in Latin America. He is the author of Bounded Missions: Military Regimes and Democratization in the Southern Cone and Brazil (2001) and Transforming Latin America (with David Pion-Berlin, 2005).
Horace A. Bartilow is an associate professor of political science and director of graduate studies at the University of Kentucky. Specializing in international political economy, his current research is a systematic study of the effects of globalization on states’ ability to combat trafficking networks. His recent published articles have addressed issues relating to the politics of counternarcotics international cooperation, the implications of U.S. drug control policies toward foreign countries, and the politics of international trade flows. He is the author of Debt Dilemma: IMF Negotiations in Jamaica, Grenada, and Guyana (1997).
Rebecca Bill Chávez is an associate professor of political science at the United States Naval Academy. She specializes in Latin American politics and the comparative study of democratization with an emphasis on the rule of law and judicial politics. She is the author of The Rule of Law in Nascent Democracies: Judicial Politics in Argentina (2004) and articles in Comparative Politics, the Journal of Latin American Studies, and the Middle East Journal. She recently began a project on issues relating to access to justice.
Charles L. Davis is a professor of political science at the University of Kentucky. His research has focused on mass political behavior and attitudes in Latin America. His most recent publications have appeared in Comparative Political Studies and Sociedad y Región.
Henry A. Dietz is a professor in the Department of Government and associate director of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, both at the University of Texas, Austin.
Claudio A. Holzner is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Utah. His research examines the impact of institutional reforms and democratization on political participation in Mexico. His [End Page iii] research has appeared in Mobilization, América Latina Hoy, and as a chapter in the book Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization, and Transnational Networks (ed. Hank Johnson and Paul Almeida, 2006). He has received grants and postdoctoral fellowships from the National Science Foundation; the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego; and the Tanner Humanities Institute at the University of Utah.
David J. Myers is an associate professor of political science at the Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in comparative politics of Latin America with an emphasis on political parties and urban politics. He has authored or coedited 8 books and more than 60 articles and book chapters.
Roy C. Nelson is an associate professor of international studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He coordinated Thunderbird’s collaboration with CORFO from 2000 to 2003. His recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Developing Societies, CEPAL Review, and Studies in Comparative International Development. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Harnessing Globalization: The Promotion of Nontraditional Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America.
David Pion-Berlin is a professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in civil-military relations and Latin American politics. His recent publications include Broken Promises? The Argentine Crisis and Argentine Democracy (with Edward Epstein, 2006) and Transforming Latin America: The International and Domestic Origins of Change (with Craig Arceneaux, 2005). His current research focuses on military responses to civilian uprisings in Latin America.
Andrew Schrank is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico. He is currently studying labor law enforcement in Central America and the Dominican Republic with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America. His most recent article, “Growth and Governance: Models, Measures, and Mechanisms,” coauthored with Marcus Kurtz, was published and debated in the Journal of Politics (69: 2, May 2007).