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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


Think tanks: bridging beltway and ivory tower?

Sven Jochem

in Policy analysis in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306252
eISBN:
9781447310983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306252.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the way in which German think tanks conducted their policy analyses over the past decades – and how successful they have been. On the empirical ground of four case studies it is ... More


The Permanent Campaign and the Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The permanent campaign “has become increasingly antithetical to governing.”


Think Tanks and the Washington Consensus on Hegemony

Georg Löfflmann

in American Grand Strategy under Obama: Competing Discourses

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419765
eISBN:
9781474435192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419765.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates the grand strategy proposals by some of the leading think tanks operating in Washington DC, demonstrating how their nominally impartial, and independent research reveals a ... More


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

Jason Stahl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

From the middle of the twentieth century, think tanks have played an indelible role in the rise of American conservatism. Positioning themselves against the alleged liberal bias of the media, ... More


Questioning the Family Cap Evidence

Michael J. Camasso

in Family Caps, Abortion and Women of Color: Research Connection and Political Rejection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179057
eISBN:
9780199864546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179057.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on the response to the Family Cap research. The critical assessment of research methods and findings began in earnest at several Washington-based Think Tanks with the publication ... More


Brazilian Think Tanks: Between the Past and the Future

Tatiana Teixeira

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Analysing the think tanks in Brazil, the chapter shows that organisations that in other contexts may perhaps be characterised as think tanks – in that they deal with policy analysis – are not always ... 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


The addiction thought collective: How think tanks foster addiction

David Miller, Claire Harkins, Matthias Schlögl, and Brendan Montague

in Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The web of influence of addictive industries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198753261
eISBN:
9780191814884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753261.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The rise of think tanks is a key development in the evolution of policy networks. The sheer scale and reach of think tanks is underappreciated: for example, the European Policy Institutes Network has ... More


Political parties and think tanks: policy analysis oriented toward office-seeking

Camilo Argibay, Rafaël Cos, and Anne-Cécile Douillet

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role played by political parties and think tanks in the development of policy analysis in France. It shows how party-based policy analysis is interwoven with inter and ... More


Engineering the World

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the role of think tanks in DC that are well known for their work in the field of international politics and their experts. The profiles of experts are very similar. They also ... More


Ideology and Institutions

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

in The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748693023
eISBN:
9781474406086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter tries to identify the key tenets of neoconservative ideology and how these ideas came to influence policy through the institutional apparatus that the movement developed since the late ... More


British public policymaking

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the approach to making policy within the UK within central government. It also includes a discussion on the implications and influences on UK policy making since the ... More


Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Ariel Colonomos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In an age of uncertainty, those who can anticipate revolution, the outbreak of wars, or which states might default are much in demand. The marketplace of ideas about the future is huge, and includes ... More


Federal government in Germany: temporary, issue-related policy advice

Rolf G. Heinze

in Policy analysis in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306252
eISBN:
9781447310983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306252.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In recent years, policy advice has increasingly pluralised and changed its identity. New players and new venues have made the landscape of policy advice more confusing. This chapter gives an overview ... More


Economics and policy analysis: ‘from state to market’?

Daniel Benamouzig and Frédéric Lebaron

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes and analyses the progressive spread of economic "expertise" in the sphere of public policy. It sketches the historical process of the expansion of economic expertise in France, ... More


Introduction

Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma

in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

For social sciences to play their emancipatory as well as instrumental role in public policymaking, it is imperative that the social science research ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant, institutions ... More


Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social science research (SSR) has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights—even enlightenment—in understanding the dynamics of human behaviour and ... More


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