Ken: Hello, I'm Kenneth Janda. I teach at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Jeff: Hi, I'm Jeffrey Berry, and I'm at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Jerry: And I'm Jerry
Goldman, also at Northwestern University, and the third
author of The Challenge of Democracy. Our book does
more than just describe American government and politics. It
analyzes politics according to three underlying themes.
Running throughout our book are two primary themes built
about two sets of conflicts: One theme analyzes conflicts
among the core political values of freedom, order, and
equality. The other theme deals with disagreements between
two models of democracy: the majoritarian versus the
Ken: Back to me,
Kenneth Janda: Each author will describe in brief statements
lasting not more than three minutes, our major objectives in
writing each of our chapters. We hope that by listening to
our brief overviews of each chapter, you will know what to
look for before you read--or to reflect afterward on what
you read earlier. So here is The Challenge of
Democracy--in our own words.