MARCELO CAVAROZZI studied at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in 1975. He has been Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Politics and Government, University of San Martín, since 1998, and has served in visiting positions at Georgetown University (where he remains Faculty Associate), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Buenos Aires, and Yale University. Professor Cavarozzi was the Director of CEDES (Center for the Study of the State and Society), Buenos Aires, between 1984 and 1988, and a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in 1982. He has published extensively on democracy, political learning, and political participation in Latin America.
MANUEL ANTONIO GARRETóN M is Professor of Sociology at the University of Chile. He studied Sociology at Universidad Católica de Chile and was awarded a Ph.D. in sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Paris. During the years of dictatorship in Chile he was involved in human rights work around the world, whilst also serving in visiting positions at Oxford University, the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., the University ofNotreDame, theCatholic University of Peru, the University of Chicago, and the University of California at San Diego. Dr. GarretóN has been Professor and Senior Researcher at FLACSOChile since 1976, and was Chief Adviser at the Ministry of Education from 1990 to 1994. His many publications cover political theory and sociology.