Natalio R. Botana is professor emeritus at Torcuato Di Tella University. He is a member of two national academies in Argentina. Among his most important publications are El orden conservador: La política argentina entre 1880 y 1916 (6th ed., 1998); La tradition republicana: Alberdi, Sarmiento y las ideas políticas de su tiempo (2nd ed., 1997); and El siglo de la libertad y el miedo (2nd ed., 2001).
Carolina Curvale is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at New York University. She obtained her master’s degree from the same institution and completed her undergraduate studies at San Andrés University in Argentina. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on empirical evidence of the impact of political participation on political stability in Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Jorge I. Domínguez is vice provost for international affairs at Harvard University, chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics in the Harvard Department of Government. His most recent publications include Cuba hoy: Analizando su pasado, imaginando su futuro (2006); and, as coeditor with B. K. Kim, Between Compliance and Conflict: East Asia, Latin America, and the “New” Pax Americana (2005).
Francis Fukuyama is director of the International Development Program and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of