The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 15th Student Edition,
15th Edition

Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman, Deborah Schildkraut, Paul Manna

ISBN-13: 9780357459508
Copyright 2022 | Published
624 pages | List Price: USD $216.95

THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics.


  • Kenneth Janda

    Kenneth Janda is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in comparative party politics, research methodology and early use of computer technology in political science, for which he received awards from EDUCOM and support from Apple. His American Political Science Association awards include the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award for his studies of party politics (2000) and the Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the association (2009). Dr. Janda and fellow author Dr. Jerry Goldman shared APSA technology awards in 1992 for the IDEAlog computer program and in 2005 for the IDEAlog website. His most recent books are A TALE OF TWO PARTIES; LIVING AMONGST DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SINCE 1952 (2021) and THE REPUBLICAN EVOLUTION: FROM GOVERNING PARTY TO ANTIGOVERNMENT PARTY, 1860-2020 (2022).

  • Jeffrey M. Berry

    Jeffrey M. Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. In addition to the American Political Science Association's Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), Dr. Berry received APSA "best book" awards for THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1994), A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2004) and LOBBYING AND POLITICAL CHANGE (2009) as well as an award from the Policy Studies Organization for THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999). His most recent book is THE OUTRAGE INDUSTRY: POLITICAL OPINION MEDIA AND THE NEW INCIVILITY (with Sarah Sobieraj). Following undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, he completed his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Jerry Goldman

    Jerry Goldman is professor emeritus of political science at Northwestern University. He is the 2010 recipient of the first American Political Science Association/CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science and has received many other awards, including the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of the law, the EDUCOM Medal and the Roman & Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation. In 2012, Dr. Goldman made the Fastcase 50: "the 50 most interesting, provocative and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship and legal technology". Through the Oyez multimedia Supreme Court archive project at, he has brought the U.S. Supreme Court closer to everyone. Following undergraduate work at Brooklyn College, he completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Deborah Schildkraut

    Deborah J. Schildkraut is professor of political science at Tufts University. She is the author of STATES OF BELONGING: IMMIGRATION POLITICS, ATTITUDES, AND INCLUSION (2021), AMERICANISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PUBLIC OPINION IN THE AGE OF IMMIGRATION (2011), PRESS "ONE" FOR ENGLISH: LANGUAGE POLICY, PUBLIC OPINION, AND AMERICAN IDENTITY (2005) and several research articles. Her research focuses on the implications of the changing ethnic composition of the United States on public opinion in a variety of domains. Professor Schildkraut has received awards from the American Political Science Association for the best book published in the field of political psychology (2012) and for the best paper presented in the field of elections, public opinion and voting behavior (2009). In addition, she has served on the Board of Overseers for the American National Election Study and as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. Following undergraduate work at Tufts University, she completed her Ph.D. at Princeton University.

  • Paul Manna

    Paul Manna is the Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government at William & Mary, where he also is director of the Public Policy Program. His work focuses on American politics, policy implementation, federalism, bureaucracy and research methods. Dr. Manna is the author of SCHOOL'S IN: FEDERALISM AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION AGENDA (2006) and COLLISION COURSE: FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY MEETS STATE AND LOCAL REALITIES (2011) as well as co-editor of EDUCATION GOVERNANCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: OVERCOMING THE STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO SCHOOL REFORM (2013). His public-facing scholarship includes partnering with The Wallace Foundation along with state governments and universities, local school districts and nongovernmental organizations to help develop excellent school principals across the U.S. states. After graduating with his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University, he taught social studies in his hometown public high school before earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin.

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