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The Challenge of Democracy Publication Chronology:

Fourteen English Hardcover Editions Nine English Abridged EditionsFive Foreign Language Editions


Kenneth Janda got a B.S. from Illinois State University and received his PhD from Indiana University. He is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. Dr. Janda 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 Computer. His APSA awards include the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award (2000) and the Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the association (2009). Dr. Janda and fellow author Jerry Goldman shared APSA technology awards in 1992 for IDEAlog, the computer program, and in 2005 for IDEAlog, the website. His most recent book is The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire (forthcoming 2017).

Jeffrey M. Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. He was an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Berry is a recipient of the APSA's Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) and numerous "best book" awards&emdash;from the APSA for The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (1994), from the Policy Studies Organization for The New Liberalism (1999), from the APSA for A Voice for Nonprofits (2004), and from the APSA for Lobbying and Political Change (2009). His most recent book is The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility (with Sarah Sobieraj).

Jerry Goldman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He began his academic career teaching junior high school before earning his PhD at Johns Hoplins.University. Dr. Goldman is the 2010 recipient of the first APSA/CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science. He 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 & Littiefieid Prize for Teaching Innovation. In 2012, Dr. Goldman made the Fastcase 50: "tne fifty most interesting, provocative, and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship, and legal technology." Through the Oyez Project at, which uses images, and audio to bring the supreme court alive, he has brought the U.S. Supreme Court closer to everyone:

Deborah Schildkraut is Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, sne is the author of 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 other 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). She has served on the Board of Overseers for the American National Election Study and as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

Paul Manna is the Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary. He focuses on American politics, policy implementation, federalism, bureaucracy, and applied research methods. Author of School's In: Federalism and the National Education Agenda (2006), and Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities (2011), he is also co-editor of Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (2013). Currently, he is sudying state education advocacy organizations' role in policy change, the relationship between neighborhood violence and school performance, and voter participation in elections for state education chief. He graduated from Northwestern University and taught high school social studies before earning his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin.