Daniel M. Shea, Allegheny College
Joanne Connor Green, Texas Christian University
Christopher E. Smith, Michigan State University
Living Democracy, a new college introductory American Government text from Pearson Prentice Hall, was created to help transform student apathy into activity. Every feature of the book - the writing, design, examples, photos - is designed to encourage students to participate in learning, in the classroom, and in bringing about change. Written by Daniel M. Shea, Professor of Political Science and Founder of the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College, Living Democracy aims to inspire students and help them experience the impact of government in their daily lives. Shea's co-authors are Joanne Green, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of Women's Studies at Texas Christian University; and Christopher Smith, Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.