Mauricio A. Font

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Mauricio Font "is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. His research examines problems of development and reform in Brazil, Cuba and Latin America as well as international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere.

"Font's current research focuses in part on reform processes in Latin America, where institutional and social actors at all levels of government have advanced strategies to address social needs and economic disparities. Font's publications on Brazil include: Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Coffee, Contention, and Change (Basil Blackwell, 1990), and Brazilian Statism: Rise, Limits, and Decline (forthcoming, 2006). He also edited and introduced Charting a New Course: The Politics of Globalization and Social Transformation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), a volume with twenty-six essays by Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

"Font's work on Cuba includes co-editing Toward a New Cuba? (Lynne Rienner, 1997) and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile, 1998). He is co-editor of Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (Lexington Books, 2005) and of La República Cubana y José Martí (1902-2002) (Lexington Books, 2005). He has also published a variety of essays on Latin America, the North American Free Trade Agreement and US-Latin America relations, Cuba, Brazil and the comparative-historical study of development trajectories in settler societies." [1]