Thomas R. Dye
Thomas R. Dye is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He was formerly McKenzie Professor of Government. He received his BS and MA degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American government and public policy, including The Irony of Democracy, now in its fourteenth edition; Politics in States and Communities and Understanding Public Policy, both now in their fourteenth editions; Politics in Florida; American Politics in the Media Age; Power and Society; American Federalism; Top Down Policymaking; and Politics, Economics and the Public.