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World Politics 53.1 (2000) ii

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Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, 1945-1989 (1997) and Crossing the Divide: European Politics between East and West (forthcoming).

David A. Reilly is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research emphasizes democratization and geopolitics. He is currently writing a dissertation on the conflict behavior of weak states.

Carles Boix is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Political Parties, Growth and Equality: Conservative and Social Democratic Strategies in the World Economy (1998). His current research is focused on the redistributive consequences of different political regimes and on the origins of electoral institutions.

Kenneth R. Rutherford is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwest Missouri State University. He has written extensively on legal weapon prohibitions and is currently finishing a book manuscript, "The ngo Role in the Banning of Antipersonnel Landmines." He is cofounder of Landmine Survivors Network and has also worked as a landmine consultant in Bosnia for the U.S. Agency for International Development and for the Department of Defense--Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. Under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, he has served as a landmine awareness trainer for American ngos conducting complex emergency operations in Africa and Asia.

Dmitry Gorenburg is a Research Analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia. He is currently finishing a book on nationalist movements in the Russian Federation entitled, "Nationalism for the Masses." He is also engaged in a collaborative project on ethnic politics in the Soviet Union during the cold war under the auspices of the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies.

Charles King is Assistant Professor in the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His books include The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture (2000). He is currently writing a study of regionalism in the Balkans-Black Sea zone.



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