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Latin American Research Review 38.1 (2003) 288-289

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Susan Franceschet is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has researched and published articles on women in politics in Chile and state feminism and democratization in Latin America and Africa. Her current research focuses on women and political parties in Chile.

Alejandro Portes is the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and director of the Center for Migration and Development at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. Portes is the author of some 200 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. His books includeCity on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami; The Urban Caribbean (1997), and Immigrant America: A Portrait (1996). His most recent books, co-authored with Rubén G. Rumbaut, areLegacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (2001) andEthnicities: Children of Immigrants in America (2001).

Kelly Hoffman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. Her research interests include development and inequality, with a focus on political sociology. She is currently working on her dissertation on the influence of state power in the management of international rivers.

Octavio Damiani obtained his doctorate in Economic Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He works as a consultant in agricultural and rural development for several international organizations, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

Matthew Restall is Associate Professor of Latin American History and Women's Studies and Director of Latin American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. His publications includeThe Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850 (1997),Maya Conquistador (1998), and Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest (forthcoming). He is currently writing a book on Africans in colonial Yucatán and editing a volume on African-indigenous relations in colonial Latin America.

Juan Carlos Garavaglia is Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His research focuses on Paraguay, Mexico, and Río de la Plata. His most recent publications include:Poder, conflicto y relaciones sociales. El Río de la Plata, XVIII-XIX (1999); Pastores y labradores de Buenos Aires: una historia agraria de la campaña bonaerense, 1700-1830, (1999); Gelman, Garavaglia and Zeberio (eds.), Expansión capitalista y transformaciones regionales: relaciones sociales y empresas agrarias en la Argentina del siglo XIX (1999).

Anne Motley Hallum is Professor of Political Science at Stetson University. She is the author of Beyond Missionaries: Toward an Understanding of the Protestant Movement in Central America and numerous articles on [End Page 288] religion and politics. She is also the founder of The Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc., in Central America.

Darío Canton is Professor of Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires. He is also affiliated with the Centro de Estudios de Opinión Pública, Instituto "Gino Germani," Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has published several articles and books devoted to electoral studies in Argentina. His most recent book, with co-author J. R. Jorrat, is Elecciones en la ciudad, 1912-1973.

Gorge Raúl Jorrat is Director of the Centro de Estudios de Opinión Pública, Instituto "Gino Germani," Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. He has published articles and books on social stratification and mobility, public opinion, and electoral studies. Among them is his book on Estratificación social y movilidad.

Laura J. Enríquez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. She has written two books and several monographs and articles about agrarian reform and agricultural development in Nicaragua and Cuba. The present article addresses one section of a comparative study (which also includes Nicaragua) of the impact of economic reform on small farmers.

Gail D. Triner is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her recent publications in...


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