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Understanding Public Policy (15th Edition) – eBook

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  • Author: Thomas R. Dye
  • File Size: 11 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 15th edition (January 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DV757H4
  • ISBN-10: 0134169972 / 0134377524
  • ISBN-13: 9780134169972 / 9780134377520

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About The Author

Thomas R.Dye

Dr. Thomas R. Dye is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his B.S. and M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy. Dye has served as president of the Southern Political Science Association, president of the Policy Studies Organization, and secretary of the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of the Harold Laswell Award for career contributions to the study of public policy and the Donald C. Stone Award for career contributions to the study of federalism. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2001 from Penn State's College of Liberal Arts. Dye has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Georgia. He served as visiting scholar at Bar-Elan University, Israel, and the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

An introduction to public policy that helps college students learn how to think critically about politics. Thomas Dye’s Understanding Public Policy 15th edition (PDF) 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 college students the tools needed to analyze public policy, author Thomas Dye highlights why governments pursue particular policies, and helps the students understand the consequences of these policy choices. The 15th edition has been updated to reflect the key issues that have defined President Obama’s 2nd term, with plenty of real examples drawn from the headlines to help university students see how public policy affects their own lives and those of others around them.

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