About the Author
Maryann Barakso is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on interest groups, civic engagement, and women and politics. She is the author of Governing NOW: Grassroots Activism in the National Organization for Women (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Barakso previously served as president of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association.Daniel M. Sabet is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Enterprise and Society at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and an affiliated researcher with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is the author of Police Reform in Mexico: The Challenge of Institutional Change (Stanford University Press, 2012) and Nonprofits and their Networks: Cleaning the Waters along Mexico's Northern Border (Arizona University Press, 2008). Brian F. Schaffner is Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a faculty associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. His research focuses on public opinion, campaigns and elections, political parties, and legislative politics. Schaffner's research has appeared in over two-dozen refereed journal articles and he previously served as Program Director for the Political Science program at the National Science Foundation.