jane s. jaquette
is the Bertha Harton Orr professor in the Liberal Arts, professor of
politics and chair of the Diplomacy and World Affairs Department at Occidental College.
She served as a policy analyst in the Women in Development Office in usaid in 1979–80.
Dr. Jaquette has published over fifty articles on women and development and the compara-
tive political participation of women. She is an editor of and contributor to several collections
including Women in Development: A Policy Focus (with Kathleen Staudt); The Women’s Move-
ment in Latin America (two editions); Women and Democracy: Latin America and Eastern and
Central Europe (with Sharon L. Wolchik). Her most recent articles have appeared in Foreign
Policy, Journal of Democracy, and International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.
gale summerfield
is director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Pro-
gram and associate professor of Human and Community Development at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has written extensively on gender aspects of reforms in
post-socialist and developing countries and global human security. Her articles appear in jour-
nals such as International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society; World Development; Journal of
Economic Issues; Review of Social Economy; and Review of Political Economy. She edited and con-
tributed to the special issue of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society on ‘‘Risks
and Rights in the 21st Century.’’ She is coeditor, with Nahid Aslanbeigui and Steve Pressman,
of Women in the Age of Economic Transformation. With Irene Tinker, she edited Women’s Rights
to House and Land: China, Laos, Vietnam. Her current research interests address gender, global
crisis, and human security (income, property rights, and health) and gender and transnational
maruja barrig,
Peruvian activist and feminist writer, is currently a member of the board
of Flora Tristán, a national center of research and promotion of women’s rights in Peru. She
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