Walter C. Clemens, Jr. is Professor of Political Science, Boston University, and Associate, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Davis Center for Russian Studies. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books including The Baltic Transformed (2001), America and the World, 1898-2025 (2000), and Dynamics of International Relations (1998). This essay is part of an on-going research into the Culture of Democracy.
Hossain B. Danesh is a psychiatrist and the president of Landegg International University (LIU) in Switzerland. He is also director of the Education for Peace programs at LIU. He and Roshan Danesh are preparing for publication a book-length manuscript on Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution.
Roshan Danesh is a lawyer and chair of the Conflict Resolution Department at Landegg International University. He is currently finishing his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School. He and Hossain B. Danesh are preparing for publication a book-length manuscript on Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution.
Donna Winslow currently holds the Chair of Social Anthropology, Development and Social Transformation Processes at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and is an adjunct professor at the Royal Military Academy in Breda. She has done field work in Canada and around the world in South East Asia, the South Pacific and Central America. From 1995 to 1997 she served as a technical advisor to the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia where she conducted research on airborne culture. She then conducted research in collaboration with the US Army Research Institute and the Canadian Department of National Defence on army culture and the role of that culture in the breakdown of discipline. She conducted field research in theatre with Canadian units in the former Yugoslavia and the Golan Heights during the time she was the co-ordinator of the Programme for Research on Peace Security and Society at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Earl Conteh-Morgan is Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government and International Affairs, at the University of South Florida. He has published many articles on peace and conflict issues. He is the author of several books and the co-editor of Peacekeeping in Africa: ECOMOG in Liberia (1998). Conteh-Morgan is nearing the completion of Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts. His current research project focuses on the impact of Globalization on developing states.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse is professor of sociology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and specializes in transnational sociology with research interests in globalization, development studies and intercultural studies. He has taught in the Netherlands, Ghana and US, was a visiting professor in Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and has lectured in many countries. He is co-editor of Review of International Political Economy, advisory editor of Futures, European Journal of Social Theory, Ethnicities, Third Text, and Culture & Society and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Some of his most recent books include Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions (2001) and Globalization and Social Movements (co-edited, 2001). Two books in preparation are Unlocking Globalization—Hierarchical Integration and Globalization and Capitalism (co-edited).