We are grateful to all of this project's participants and supporters. A generous grant from the University of California's Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, through its director, Peter Cowhey, enabled us to host two workshops that provided the basis for this book. The October 2001 workshop was hosted by UCSD's sociology department, and attended by Nina Berkovitch, David Jacobson, Ronnie Lipschutz, Aihwa Ong, and Peter Spiro. Invaluable logistical assistance was provided by UCI doctoral student Sharon Lean and UCSD Ph.D. candidate Caroline Lee. The second workshop, in April 2002, also took place at UCSD. Richard Falk, Kristen Maher, and Gay Seidman presented, while UCSD's John Skrentny provided insightful commentary. Saskia Sassen defied geographic challenges to contribute to this book. Sociology student Grischa Metlay assisted greatly in the preparation of the book manuscript. Professor Tom Farer and two peer reviewers from Routledge gave constructive and incisive suggestions for revision. Our editor at Routledge, Eric Nelson, encouraged and guided this project from its inception. Many thanks to Human Rights Quarterly for permission to reprint a revised version of Jacobson and Ruffer's chapter. Both of us acknowledge most of all our families, the people who help us to find our place. To all of these, we owe gratitude for their contributions, and apologies for any remaining flaws.
Jacobson, David and Gayla Benarieh Ruffer, Courts Across Borders: The Implications of Judicial Agency for Human Rights and Democracy. Human Rights Quarterly 25:1 (2003), Excerpts from pp. 74-92. © The Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted with permission of The Johns Hopkins University Press.