Manjusha Gupte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University. Her research interests include community conservation, globalization, and gender and development.
Robert V. Bartlett is the Gund Professor of Liberal Arts in the Political Science Department at the University of Vermont. In 2007 he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Environmental Policies at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy. He has published many books and articles on environmental politics and public policy. His most recent book, with Walter F. Baber, is Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality (2005).
Fieldwork for this research was made possible through the American Political Science Association's Small Grants Program. We thank Priya Kurian, Walter F. Baber, James N. Gladden, and several anonymous reviewers for Global Environmental Politics for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.