Think tank traditions

Policy analysis across nations

Edited by Diane Stone and Andrew Denham

Think tank traditions
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  • Publish Date: Apr 2004
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6479-1
    • Pages: 336
    • Price: £18.99
    • Published Date: April 2004


    As think tank numbers explode, they have become an integral part of political life. Political leaders, corporations and non-governmental organisations draw upon their expert advice to advance their causes in the battle of ideas.


    1. Introduction Think tanks, policy advice and governance - Diane Stone
    Part I The international dimension
    2. Institutes of International Affairs in foreign policy making, opinion mobilisation and unofficial diplomacy - Inderjeet Parmar
    3. Think tanks beyond nation states - Diane Stone
    4. European Union think tanks: Generating ideas, analysis and debate - Heidi Ullrich
    Part II European think tank traditions
    5. Think tanks in Germany - Martin Thunert
    6. Italy: Think tanks and the political system - Sonia Lucarelli and Claudio M. Radaelli
    7. French think tanks in comparative perspective - Catherine Fieschi and John Gaffney
    8. Think tanks, post communism and democracy in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe - Mark Sandle
    Part III. Think tanks in democratic development and economic transition
    9. The Chinese tradition of policy research institutes - Ming Chen Shai with Diane Stone
    10. Think tanks in Japan: A new alternative - Makiko Ueno
    11. Think tanks and Malaysian development - Su Ming Khoo
    12. Think tanks in developing countries: Lessons from Argentina - Miguel Braun, Antonio Cicioni and Nicholas J. Durote
    Part IV. The Anglo-American tradition
    13. The business of ideas: A look at the think tank industry in the United States - Don Abelson
    14. A 'hollowed out' tradition? British think tanks in the twenty-first century - Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett
    15. Australian think tanks - Ian Marsh and Diane Stone
    16. Three decades of Canadian think tanks: Evolving institutions, conditions and strategies - Evert A. Lundqvist
    Afterword Soft power, global agendas - William Wallace


    Diane Stone is Reader in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick

    Andrew Denham is Reader in Government at the University of Nottingham

    Think tank traditions

    Edited by Diane Stone, Andrew Denham

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