A c k n o wl e dgm e nts xiii thought-provoking discussions. I would be remiss if I did not thank my supportive extended family—Steve, Janice, Cassie, Rob, Caroline, Ed, Debra, and Lydia—especially my mother-in-law, Pam, who is an ardent supporter of all my endeavors. Thank you to Duncan, my husband and best friend, who has willingly served as my editor, manager, and barista for over fifteen years. And finally, I would like to thank Wally for making sure that I always make time for excessively long walks. I (Bonnie) am glad for the good fortune to have had Aubrey assigned as my doctoral research assistant half a dozen years ago. Now, as many articles and one book later, I count her as my colleague, coauthor, and friend. My most motivating source of inspiration comes from the force of love and pride I feel for my family: my daughter Nina, whose capa- bilities, passion, and presence are unparalleled and who embodies power and professionalism with aplomb my son Alex—intellectual, engineer, and pianist—whose insatiably curious mind and insight fuel hours of conversation expanding my worldview and Ayla, lyricist, composer, and empath, who rightly suggested that I needed to spend more time with women and gender studies folks, and recommends well-placed fiction and music to sustain my spirit and deepen my understanding of the human condition. For David, Nayantara, and Nadia, I have special gratitude for the love, care, and companionship they share with those most precious to me. When thinking about intractable policy problems brings me down, I am buoyed by the knowledge that love, humor, whimsy, and comfort abide in our midst thanks to all of you. Finally, for my husband Jack, whose constancy and willingness to edit my writing on a moment’s notice without complaint are evidence of our enduring love and sustaining partnership.
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