Co-Authored: Sidney Verba, Kay Scholzman, and Henry Brady


Great collaborations often work like a family. They involve love, effort, and support, but also conflict and disagreement. The multi-decade collaboration between Professors Sidney Verba, Kay Schlozman, and Henry Brady is just like that. In this episode of Co-Authored, we examine the family behind Voice and Equality, The Unheavenly Chorus, and Unequal and Unrepresented. Starting in the early 1990s, they teamed up to better understand who has a voice and who participates in American politics. They continued through the 2000s, adding research assistants, and asking new questions about institutions and influence. Much of what we know about political inequality and participation in the United States comes from this collaboration. The center of this family, Prof. Sidney Verba, passed away in 2019, but his legacy remains strong with the books and articles this collaboration produced as well as dozens of former students who contributed to the research, many who have gone on to pursue their own successful careers in the study of politics.
The Co-Authored podcast is supported by the American Political Science Association Centennial Center and the New Books Network. It is written and produced by Heath Brown and edited by Sam Anderson.

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