Think Tanks and Civil Societies

Think Tanks and Civil Societies : Catalysts for Ideas and Action

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This work analyzes the growth, scope and constraints of think tanks, while providing institutional profiles of such organizations in every region of the world.show more

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  • Hardback | 508 pages
  • 163.1 x 235 x 51.1mm | 1,308.8g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0765800322
  • 9780765800329

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-Editors McGann (Foreign Policy Research Institute) and Weaver (Brookings) espouse the thesis that public policy research organizations (-think tanks-) are needed not only to provide governmental decisionmakers with reliable and understandable information but also to serve the larger civil society as -catalysts for ideas and action...- The editors hope to encourage the emergence of think tanks reflecting particular national environments rather than a universal template and to provide managers, governments, and donors with a clearer understanding of how think tanks and civil societies interact in times of rapid change. Though specialized, this work should be in all large public and university libraries.- --J. A. Rhodes, Choice -The book correctly elevates the visibility of think tanks in scholarly understandings of policy making and civil society. In its entirety, the book elaborates a valuable, sophisticated and complex framework for understanding how research and ideas are packaged and promoted to affect politics...- --Canadian Journal of Political Science "Editors McGann (Foreign Policy Research Institute) and Weaver (Brookings) espouse the thesis that public policy research organizations ("think tanks") are needed not only to provide governmental decisionmakers with reliable and understandable information but also to serve the larger civil society as "catalysts for ideas and action..." The editors hope to encourage the emergence of think tanks reflecting particular national environments rather than a universal template and to provide managers, governments, and donors with a clearer understanding of how think tanks and civil societies interact in times of rapid change. Though specialized, this work should be in all large public and university libraries." --J. A. Rhodes, Choice "The book correctly elevates the visibility of think tanks in scholarly understandings of policy making and civil society. In its entirety, the book elaborates a valuable, sophisticated and complex framework for understanding how research and ideas are packaged and promoted to affect politics..." --Canadian Journal of Political Science "Editors McGann (Foreign Policy Research Institute) and Weaver (Brookings) espouse the thesis that public policy research organizations ("think tanks") are needed not only to provide governmental decisionmakers with reliable and understandable information but also to serve the larger civil society as "catalysts for ideas and action..." The editors hope to encourage the emergence of think tanks reflecting particular national environments rather than a universal template and to provide managers, governments, and donors with a clearer understanding of how think tanks and civil societies interact in times of rapid change. Though specialized, this work should be in all large public and university libraries." --J. A. Rhodes, Choice "The book correctly elevates the visibility of think tanks in scholarly understandings of policy making and civil society. In its entirety, the book elaborates a valuable, sophisticated and complex framework for understanding how research and ideas are packaged and promoted to affect politics..." "--Canadian Journal of Political Science"show more