John A. Booth, Professor and Chairperson of Political Science at the University of North Texas, has researched and published widely on political participation, elections, political violence and revolution in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. He is the author of The End and the Beginning: The Nicaraguan Revolution ( Westview Press, 1985).
José Z. Garcia is Associate Professor of Government at New Mexico State University. He has traveled widely in Central America and is presently completing a book on El Salvador.
Miguel Gómez B. is Professor of Statistics at the University of Costa Rica. Receiving his graduate education at the University of Michigan, he has conducted extensive survey research on Costa Rican social and political phenomena for governmental and international agencies for many years. He has published over fifty books and articles, many of them in the field of demography.
Susanne Jonas has published extensively during the last twenty years on Central American politics and political economy. Among the books she has written and edited are Guatemala (NACLA), Guatemala: Tyranny on Trial, Nicaragua under Siege, and Revolution and Intervention in Central America. She is currently teaching Latin American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is on the staff of Global Options, a research and advocacy center in San Francisco.
John A. Peeler, Professor of Political Science at Bucknell University, has conducted extensive research on the origins of democratic rule in Latin America. He is the author of Latin American Democracies: Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela ( University of North Carolina Press, 1985).
Mark B. Rosenberg is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University. He has pub-