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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


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 the Age of Reagan

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/9781469627861.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details the entrenchment of the marketplace of ideas discourse of public policy formation during the 1980s and how think tanks used such a discourse in order to move U.S. political ... 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


Challenging Climate Change: The Denial Countermovement

Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

An organized campaign to deny the reality and significance of climate change has worked to undermine the claims of the scientific community and block efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This ... More


The Threat of Human Rights

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

in The Human Right to Dominate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes how human rights activism in Israel began to be conceived as dangerous and examines the institutional response to this threat. The authors show how conservative NGOs working ... More


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