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MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Janda/Berry/Goldman/ Schildkraut's The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 13th Edition

  • Kenneth Janda Northwestern University
  • Jeffrey M. Berry Tufts University
  • Jerry Goldman IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Deborah Schildkraut Tufts University
  • ISBN-10: 1305074734  |  ISBN-13: 9781305074736
  • Prior Releases: 2014, 2012
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00
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LEARNING PATH.
What Do You Know? – Introduction Video.

Chapter Learning Objectives.

Book for The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 13e.

Focus Activities including Primary Source and Video Activities tied closely with Learning Outcomes.

Forum: Discussion Board & Polling Question.

The Wrap it Up Quiz – 25 Question Final Chapter Quiz.

The American Government KnowNow Blog.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285858441 | ISBN-13: 9781285858449

    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

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ePack: The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, Loose-leaf Version, 13th + MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305701305  | ISBN-13: 9781305701304

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics
    List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.75
  • MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Janda/Berry/Goldman/ Schildkraut's The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics
    List Price = $80.00  | CengageBrain Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00


Bundle: The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, Loose-leaf Version, 13th + MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305701291  | ISBN-13:  9781305701298

List Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics
    List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.75
  • MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Janda/Berry/Goldman/ Schildkraut's The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 13th
    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00


Bundle: The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, Loose-leaf Version, 13th + MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card + Lecture Tools Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305787730 | ISBN-13:  9781305787735

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics
    List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.75
  • Lecture Tools Printed Access Card
    List Price = $11.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $8.25
  • MindTap® Political Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Janda/Berry/Goldman/ Schildkraut's The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 13th
    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kenneth Janda

Kenneth Janda (Ph.D., Indiana, 1961) is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in the areas of political science, research methodology, and the use of computer technology in political science. In 2000 he won the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2009 he received the APSA's Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the Association.

Jeffrey M. Berry

Jeffrey M. Berry (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His books include THE OUTRAGE INDUSTRY (2014), THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999), and THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1993). He is twice the recipient of the Leon Epstein Award, first for his book A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2003) and more recently for LOBBYING AND POLICY CHANGE (2009). He is also the recipient of the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association.

Jerry Goldman

Jerry Goldman (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1974) is professor emeritus of political science at Northwestern University and research professor of law at IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law. His research interests are judicial politics, constitutional law, and information technology and politics. He is the founder and director of Oyez®, a multimedia judicial archive at IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law. He has received many awards, including the American Bar Foundation's Silver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of law, the Roman and Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation, and the first APSA CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation.

Deborah Schildkraut

Deborah Schildkraut (Ph.D., Princeton, 2000) is professor of political science at Tufts University. Her research and publications focus on public opinion and political psychology in the United States, with an emphasis on issues related to race, ethnicity, identity, and immigration. She is the recipient of the Robert E. Lane award for the best book in political psychology published in 2011 by the Political Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association-AMERICANISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PUBLIC OPINION IN THE AGE OF IMMIGRATION (Cambridge University Press). She has also served on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Study. Her teaching includes Introduction to American Politics, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Political Science Research Methods, Political Representation, and the Politics of Ethnicity and American Identity.