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Thoughts That Count?: The GOP's Woes and the Work of Conservative Think Tanks

Pietro S. Nivola

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Republican Party took a beating in the elections of 2006 and 2008. And though it is likely to recover much lost ground in this year's mid-term election, the party—and indeed conservatism ... More


A Transatlantic Network: Think Tanks and the Ideological Entrepreneurs

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a transatlantic network of sympathetic businessmen and fundraisers, journalists and politicians, policy experts and academics grew and spread neoliberal ideas between the ... More


The Think Tank in an Era of Liberal Consensus

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the development of the think tank from World War II until the end of the 1960s. The chapter's first narrative thread focuses on the reorientation of the Brookings Institution ... More


Think Tanks in a Marketplace of Ideas

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the development of the conservative think tank in the 1970s. During this period of time, conservative think tanks grew greatly in stature as they secured new source of funding ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Think Tanks, Foreign Policy, and the Marketplace of Ideas in the 2000s

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on how, after the Cold War and in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the think tank was one of the key institutions involved in pushing a militarized U.S. ... More


An Industry to Trust

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses ExxonMobil Corporation's funding of the industry of denial. Between 1998 and 2005, the company gave $16 million to more than forty organizations that deny global warming. The ... More


Choosing to Surge: December 2006

Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden (eds)

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter traces a series of climactic meetings of the National Security Council in December of 2006. By December, Vice President Dick Cheney thought it was “pretty clear that we've got to do ... More


Achievement: 1983–Present

Patricia Albjerg Graham

in Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nation's Changing Needs

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172225
eISBN:
9780197562482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172225.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

Milton Goldberg Worried. As he entered the White House State Dining Room with the members of the commission that he had staffed for the previous two years, the teacher ... More


A Cause in the Caucasus

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

In December 2007, Damon wilson returned to the White House to take a position as senior director for Europe in the National Security Council of George W. Bush. Having ... More


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