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Latin American Research Review 39.1 (2004) 314-317

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Henley Adams received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches as an adjunct professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY). His research interests focus on race, national identity, and power in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jeremy Adelman is the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture at Princeton University. His recent works include, Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World (Stanford University Press, 1999), and Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present, co-authored with Robert L. Tignor, et al. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002).
G. Pope Atkins is Professor Emeritus of Political Science on the civilian faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy. From 1993 to 2001 he was Research Fellow at the Institute for Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. His books include Latin America and the Caribbean in the International System (4th ed., 1999), Handbook of Research on the International Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean (2001), and, with Larman C. Wilson, The Dominican Republic and the United States: From Imperialism to Transnationalism (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998).
Matt Childs received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin (2001). He joined the History Department at Florida State University in the fall of 2001. He has published articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies, The Americas, The Historian, and the History Workshop Journal. A co-edited volume with Toyin Falola titled The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World is forthcoming, and he is currently revising a manuscript on a slave insurrection in nineteenth-century Cuba known as the Aponte Rebellion of 1812.
J. Tyler Dickovick is a Ph.D. candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he holds a Wilson Society Fellowship. His dissertation examines intergovernmental fiscal relations in Brazil, Peru, Senegal, and South Africa.
Kent Eaton is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of Politicians and Economic Reform in New Democracies: Argentina and the Philippines in the 1990s (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2002) and a forthcoming book on the politics of decentralization and re-centralization in Latin America. His articles have appeared in The Journal of Asian Studies, Comparative Politics, and Comparative Political Studies.
Brodwyn Fischer received her Ph.D. in history from Harvard University in 1999, and is currently Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University. Her dissertation, "The Poverty of Law: Rio de Janeiro, 1930-1964," is a study of the legal bases of social inequality in [End Page 314] the Vargas and Populist eras. She is currently revising the manuscript for publication and beginning to work on a new project on the evolution of property rights in urban Brazil.
Jonathan Fox is Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He recently co-edited Cross-Border Dialogues: U.S.-Mexico Social Movement Networking (with David Brooks), Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel (with Dana Clark and Kay Treakle), and Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the U.S. (with Gaspar Rivera Salgado; forthcoming). His recent articles have appeared in Foro Internacional, PolĂ­tica y Gobierno, and Development in Practice.
Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha, social anthropoligist, is a senior researcher at El Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiories en AntropologĂ­a Social (CIESAS) Occidente, Mexico. Among her main publications relating to marginality issues are: The Resources of Poverty: Women and Survival in a Mexican City (Oxford: Blackwell), and articles such as "From the Resources of Poverty to the Poverty of Resources? The Erosion of a Survival Model,"and "Private Adjustments: Household Responses to the Erosion of Work."
Mala Htun is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of New School University. Author of Sex and the...


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