I am indebted to a number of people for help in completing this project. First, I would like to thank those people at the University of Central Arkansas who have made the project possible. This includes my fellow political scientists, past and present, for working my schedule so that it allows me the time necessary to undertake projects such as this. Chris Perkins and Lisa Murphy spent a great deal of time arranging for loans in the library. The University Research Council of the University of Central Arkansas aided with financial support in the development of the manuscript. Finally, thank you to the University of Central Arkansas for granting me a sabbatical leave to allow me to finish this project. Next, I would like to thank the people at Greenwood Press for taking an interest in the project and making the process pleasurable. Thank you to the anonymous reviewers for reminding me that less can be more. Thank you to all of my teachers and students. Finally, thanks to my friends for allowing me to get away from my working world with no questions asked.