AUREL CROISSANT teaches Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research interests include comparative politics, especially in East and Southeast Asia, theoretical and empirical research on democratization, civil-military relationships, terrorism and political violence, political parties, and the comparative study of authoritarianism. PAUL W. CHAMBERS is Political Science Lecturer and Director of Research at the Southeast Asian Institute of Global Studies, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. His research interests and published works focus on politics in Southeast Asia with thematic emphasis on democratization, civil-military relations, international politics, and political economy issues. DAVID KUEHN is a research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on civil-military relations, democratization studies, social science methodology and game theory. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Democratization, the Journal of East Asian Studies, and European Political Science. PHILIP LORENZ is a lecturer and research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on civil-military relations, democratization studies and civil society. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Party Politics and the Asian Journal of Political Science.