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World Politics 52.3 (2000) ii

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The Contributors

Consuelo Cruz is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. She has published several articles on Latin American politics. She is also completing a book manuscript, "World-Making in the Tropics: The Politics of Fate and Possibility," which examines the role of political culture in shaping the contrasting development paths of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Torben Iversen is Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining (1999) and coeditor of Unions, Employers and Central Bankers: Macroeconomic Coordination and Institutional Change in Social Market Economies (2000), and he is working on a book exploring the intersection between social protection and the nature of skills.

Thomas R. Cusack is Senior Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. He is the coauthor of Exploring Realpolitik (1990) and coeditor of The Process of War (1995), and he is completing a book on institutions, political culture, and local government performance in Germany.

David Rueda is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University. He is completing a dissertation on the politics of unemployment and the effects of partisan differences over economic policy in oecd countries.

Jonas Pontusson is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. His publications include The Limits of Social Democracy: Investment Politics in Sweden (1992) and, as coeditor, Bargaining for Change: Union Politics and Intra-Class Conflict in Western Europe and North America (1992) and Unions, Employers and Central Banks: Wage Bargaining and Macroeconomic Regimes in an Integrating Europe (2000). His current research focuses on the interface of social policy regimes and labor markets.

Renske Doorenspleet is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her current research considers the conditions and challenges of democratic transitions around the world since the late 1980s.

Jonathan Kirshner is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. He is the author of Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power (1995) and is currently working on a book about how financial interests shape and constrain grand strategy.



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