James M. Scott is Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include foreign policy analysis and international relations, with particular emphasis on U.S. foreign policymaking and the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of seven books (including this one) and approximately seventy articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has been conference organizer and president of both the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association and the International Studies Association-Midwest, and has served on several governing committees in each association. He is the recipient of the 2012 Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar from the International Studies Association-Midwest. He has also been a two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Since 1996, he has received more than two dozen awards from students and peers for his outstanding teaching and research, including his institutions highest awards for research in 2000 and 2001, and research mentoring in 2002. From 2005-2014 he was director of the Democracy, Interdependence and World Politics Summer Research Program, a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates. He was associate editor of Foreign Policy Analysis from 2009-2015, and co-editor of Political Research Quarterly from 2015-2018.
Ralph G. Carter is Piper Professor of Texas, Professor, and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include international relations and comparative foreign policy analysis, with a particular emphasis on the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of eight books or monographs (including this one), as well as more than 50 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other professional publications. He has been an invited scholar to universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee and chairing other committees of the International Studies Association, he also served as President of ISA's Foreign Policy Analysis section, President of ISA's Midwest region, Associate Editor of Foreign Policy Analysis, and on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy Analysis and International Studies Perspectives. He also served the American Political Science Association as a member of its Program Committee. In addition to over three dozen teaching awards and recognitions, in 2006 he became the first person from an undergraduate department to receive the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association-Midwest. In 2012, Princeton Review named him as one of The Best 300 Professors, and in 2013 the "Ralph G. Carter Excellence in Political Science" Scholarship was created at TCU. In 2014 he was named one of 10 Piper Professors of Texas and received the TCU Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar.
A. Cooper Drury is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri. He earned his BA and MA from Michigan State University (1990, 1992) and his PhD from Arizona State University (1997). His primary research and teaching interests focus on foreign policy and international political economy. Specifically, he studies the causes, outcomes, and consequences of economic sanctions. Professor Drury has authored or co-authored two books, over two dozen articles and chapters. He won the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award and is the three-time winner of the Frank Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA-Midwest conference. Professor Drury has trained more than 20 doctoral students at the University of Missouri; in 2016, he received the ISA-Midwest Teaching and Mentoring Award, and in 2006, he received his University's Gold Chalk Award for excellence in graduate education and mentoring. Professor Drury is very active in the profession. He was editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Analysis, served as the program co-chair for the 2016 ISA conference, he was co-chair of the 2014 WISC/ISA conference, a past-president of both the Foreign Policy Analysis section and ISA-Midwest.