We thank many people for their time and effort in making this volume possible. First of all, thanks to the authors of this book for responding appropriately to various comments and suggestions, for their assistance in offering helpful reactions, comments, and ideas about the overall volume and various chapters, and also for their good humor.
A group whose assistance we especially want to acknowledge includes several distinguished scholars who served as an editorial board for this project. Their contributions included offering advice about the planning and execution of the book and reviewing numerous proposals and draft manuscripts: Lynton K. Caldwell, Kenneth Dahlberg, Philippe G. Le Prestre, Marvin S. Soroos, John McCormick, and Kenneth Hanf. Four of them made the ultimate commitment by becoming contributors themselves. We also thank several other scholars who reviewed individual proposals and draft manuscripts: Stefanie Rixecker, Laura Strohm, Dennis Pirages, Christopher Joyner, Roger Coate, Donald Puchala, Rosemary O'Leary, Lester Milbrath, Thomas Malone, Henry Lambright, Kai Lee, Elaine Sharp, Ronnie Lipschutz, Mukund Untawale, Peter Zwick, Richard Kozicki, Vicki L. Golich, and Richard Kraus.
Indispensible secretarial assistance was provided at crucial times by Claire Windler, Mary Rapier, and Betty Hartman. Caroline Orth ably corrected bibliographic references during final editing.
Robert V. Bartlett Priya A. Kurian Madhu Malik March 1995