About The Authors

Jerry McBeath is professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has taught since 1976. He was educated at the University of Chicago (BA, 1963; MA in international relations, 1964) and at the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., political science, 1970). Although his primary research specialization is comparative politics (with a focus on East Asia and emphasis areas in studies of China and Taiwan), his publications also include books and articles on Alaska state and local government, the Alaska Constitution, Alaska Native politics, rural Alaska education, education reform in the American states, government and politics of circumpolar northern nations, and American and European environmental politics.

Jonathan Rosenberg is associate professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he joined the faculty in 1993. He holds a BA in political science from the Pennsylvania State University (1980) and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (1992). His research interests span comparative politics and international political economy with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean. His publications include articles and chapters on the role of development assistance in participatory resource management, stakeholder participation and sustainable development in the Eastern Caribbean, and Cuban and Mexican political economy.

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