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Thomas R. Dye - Author

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Books by Thomas R. Dye

Who's Running America? The Obama Reign

Who's Running America? The Obama Reign

Author: Thomas R. Dye Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2017

A classic of American government, Who's Running America? continues to demonstrate how power is concentrated in large institutions no matter who inhabits the White House. The eighth edition of this best-selling text focuses on the Obama administration and the ways in which it is different from but also similar to administrations that have come before. Based on years of exhaustive data compilation and analysis, Who's Running America? explores the influence and impact of governmental leaders, corporate officials, and other elites both inside and outside the United States. Employing an oligarchic model of national policymaking, Tom Dye doesn't just lay out theory and data. He very consciously names names in describing the people who inhabit the White House, the Cabinet, the leaders of Congress, members of the Supreme Court, as well as the board rooms of the nation's largest corporations and banks including leading media lights as well as fat cat political contributors. Dye argues that big institutions run America, but also that these institutions are made up of real people. Who's Running America? puts the flesh and bones on the statistics and delivers the inside scoop on the Obama reign.

Understanding Public Policy

Understanding Public Policy

Author: Thomas R. Dye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2016

For courses in Public Policy An introduction to public policy that helps students learn how to think critically about politics. Understanding Public Policy provides an introduction to the study of public policy, as well as an overview of the models that political scientists use to describe and explain political life. Offering students the tools needed to analyze public policy, author Thomas Dye highlights why governments pursue particular policies, and helps students understand the consequences of these policy choices. The fifteenth edition has been updated to reflect the key issues that have defined President Obama's second term, with plenty of examples drawn from the headlines to help students see how public policy affects their own lives.

Politics in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition

Politics in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition

Author: Thomas R. Dye, Ronald Keith Gaddie Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/12/2014

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab, search for 0134113896 / 9780134113890 Politics in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition plus MyPoliSciLab for American Government - Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: * 0134018923 / 9780134018928 Politics in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition, 10/e * 0133930645 / 9780133930641 MyPoliSciLab for American Government Valuepack Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in American Government See who gets what, when, and how in American politics Politics in America introduces students to the political struggles that drive democracy, examining the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arenas that comprise the power game of American politics. Using Harold Lasswell's classic definition of politics - who gets what, when, and how - as their unifying framework, authors Thomas Dye and Ronald Keith Gaddie present balanced arguments on highly sensitive issues including abortion, gun control, same-sex marriage, marijuana decriminalization, and immigration reform. In order to boost student engagement, the 2014 Elections and Updates Edition incorporates coverage of contemporary issues that dominate today's headlines, as well as the most up-to-date data. Also available with MyPoliSciLab (R) MyPoliSciLab for the American Government course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Politics in America, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition is also available via REVEL (TM), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Who's Running America? The Obama Reign

Who's Running America? The Obama Reign

Author: Thomas R. Dye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2014

A classic of American government, Who's Running America? continues to demonstrate how power is concentrated in large institutions no matter who inhabits the White House. The eighth edition of this best-selling text focuses on the Obama administration and the ways in which it is different from but also similar to administrations that have come before. Based on years of exhaustive data compilation and analysis, Who's Running America? explores the influence and impact of governmental leaders, corporate officials, and other elites both inside and outside the United States. Employing an oligarchic model of national policymaking, Tom Dye doesn't just lay out theory and data. He very consciously names names in describing the people who inhabit the White House, the Cabinet, the leaders of Congress, members of the Supreme Court, as well as the board rooms of the nation's largest corporations and banks including leading media lights as well as fat cat political contributors. Dye argues that big institutions run America, but also that these institutions are made up of real people. Who's Running America? puts the flesh and bones on the statistics and delivers the inside scoop on the Obama reign.

Politics in States and Communities

Politics in States and Communities

Author: Thomas R. Dye, Susan A. MacManus Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2014

Uses a conflict management theme to illustrate state and community politics Politics in States and Communities is distinguished by its focus on politics, its comparative approach, its concern with thorough explanation, its interest in policy, and its focus on conflicts in states and communities. Several themes are carried on throughout the book that emphasize the importance of politics at the state and community level including the conflict management theme which emphasizes the sources and nature of conflict in society, how key decision makers act in conflict situations, and how politicos emerge and determine who gets what. MySearchLab is a part of the Dye/MacManus program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 0133745767 / 9780133745764 Politics in States and Communities Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205994725 / 9780205994724 Politics in States and Communities

Top Down Policymaking

Top Down Policymaking

Author: Thomas R. Dye Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2000

In his eye-opening work, Dye explodes the myth that public policy represents the &BAD:ldquo;demands of the people&BAD:rdquo; and that the making of public policy flows upward from the masses. In reality, Dye argues, public policy in America, as in all nations, reflects the values, interests, and preferences of a governing elite. Top Down Policymaking is a close examination of the process by which the nation&BAD:rsquo;s elite goes about the task of making public policy. Focusing on the behind-the-scenes activities of money foundations, policy planning organizations, think tanks, political campaign contributors, special-interest groups, lobbyists, law firms, influence-peddlers, and the national news media, Dye concludes that public policy is made from the top down.

Politics in Florida

Politics in Florida

Author: Thomas R. Dye Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/1998

A comprehensive, yet engaging introduction to the institutions, processes, and people of Florida politics. Written by the best-selling state and local author, Tom Dye, who brings the same level of scholarship and currency to coverage of Florida Government.