ENRIQUE DESMOND ARIAS
is an associate professor in the Department of Political
Science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, cuny, and in the Doctoral
Program in Criminal Justice at the Graduate Center, cuny. He is the author of
Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Tra≈cking, Social Networks, and Public
is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American
Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Poor People’s
Politics: Peronist Networks and the Legacy of Evita (2000); Contentious Lives: Two
Argentine Women, Two Protests, and the Quest for Recognition (2003); Routine Poli-
tics and Collective Violence in Argentina: The Gray Zone of State Power (2007); and
Flammable: Environmental Su√ering in an Argentine Shantytown (2009). He is the
current editor of Qualitative Sociology.
is a sociologist at the Latin American Social Science Faculty in Santa
Domingo, Dominican Republic.
DIANE E. DAVIS
is a professor of political sociology and the head of the International
Development Group in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at mit.
is a professor of sociology and the director of the Toor Cummings
Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts at Connecticut College.
DANIEL M. GOLDSTEIN
is an associate professor of anthropology and the director of
the Center for Latin American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is
the author of The Spectacular City: Violence and Performance in Urban Bolivia
is a reader in the Department of Government and the director of
the Centre for Democratic Governance at the University of Essex, United King-
dom. He has numerous publications in the areas of development, democracy, and
human rights and has worked extensively on the politics of Latin America.