Kenneth Janda works in American government, political parties, elementary statistics, and computer methods. His books include Political Parties: A Cross-National Survey, Parties and Their Environments: Limits to Reform?, and the American government textbook, The Challenge of Democracy. He cofounded and coedits the international journal, Party Politics. In 2000, he won a “Lifetime Achievement” award from the American Political Science Association for his research on political parties. In 2005, he was a co-winner of the APSA Award for Best Instructional Software, and in 2009 he received the APSA’s Frank J. Goodnow Award for service to the profession.
Jin-Young Kwak is former chair and current professor in the Department of Political Science at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. Her co-authored Korean books include Governance: Diffusion and Internalization, American Governance in the 21st Century, Understanding Contemporary Party Politics, and The Politics of Governance. She also publishes widely on electoral behavior, women's rights, and regional issues in Asia. She currently serves as Secretary General of the Korean Association of Party Studies.