The author would like to acknowledge those individuals who have provided useful comments and guidance in the course of this report's preparation. The three “formal” reviewers, Albert Hermalin, Ruth Simmons, and Amy Tsui, as well as Stan Bernstein, helped to clarify the overall focus of the report and provided many specific points and suggestions about additional reference material. Useful comments on the draft were also given by David Adamson, Sono Aibe, Barbara Crane, Julie DaVanzo, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Merrick, Elaine Murphy, Karen Newman, Sally Patterson, Steven Sinding, J. Joseph Speidel, Ellen Starbird, and Susan Watkins.
Many others kindly provided references and/or copies of materials including Susan Adamchak, Vicky Berry, Jane Bertrand, Joseph Chamie, Harry Cross on India, Leslie Curtin on Indonesia, James Foreit, Karen Hardee and Baochang Gu on China, Judith Helzner, Jeff Jordan, Miriam Labbok, Zuali Malsawma, Penelope Mastt, Susan Palmore, Luis Rosero-Bixby, John Ross, Myriam Sarco on Peru, Sidney Shuler, Martin Vaessen, Ann Way, Neil Zimmerman, and Anatoly Zoubanov.
Special appreciation is given to Julie DaVanzo for her insightful direction and patience. Finally, thanks are also given to Robert Tucker for his support and understanding.
The summary was drafted by David Adamson, RAND communications analyst. The manuscript was copyedited and prepared for publication by Steve Baeck.