William Ascher is the Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, USA. He is the author of Scheming for the Poor: The Politics of Redistribution in Latin America, as well as six other books on international development policy. He has taught in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Chile.
Natalia S. Mirovitskaya is a Senior Researcher and Lecturing Fellow at Duke Center for International Development, USA. She has published extensively on sustainable development, environmental security, and peacebuilding. She has led and participated in numerous national and international research projects and has taught in several countries.