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Think tanks and foreign policy : the Foreign Policy Research Institute and presidential politics

Author: Howard J Wiarda
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010.
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Think tanks have become increasingly important in American politics foreign policy. In the last thirty years think tanks have emerged as major actors on the political stage, comparable in influence to large interest groups, political parties, and government agencies. In the same time span these think tanks have replaced universities as the main source for new policy ideas and the background research and arguments to  Read more...
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Wiarda, Howard J., 1939-
Think tanks and foreign policy.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050528
Named Person: Howard J Wiarda; Howard J Wiarda
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard J Wiarda
ISBN: 9780739141649 0739141643
OCLC Number: 647927742
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 158 pages)
Contents: Think Tanks and Foreign Policy; Contents; Preface: From AEI to FPRI; Chapter One: Introduction to Philadelphia and FPRI; Chapter Two: History and Background; Chapter Three: Think Tanks and Foreign Policy; Chapter Four: The Colleagues; Chapter Five: The Central Administration; Chapter Six: Work Life; Chapter Seven: Out and About in Philadelphia; Chapter Eight: Foreign Travel and the 1988 Presidential Race; Conclusion: Return Visits; Index.
Responsibility: Howard J. Wiarda.

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Think tanks have become increasingly important in American politics foreign policy. In the last thirty years think tanks have emerged as major actors on the political stage, comparable in influence to large interest groups, political parties, and government agencies. In the same time span these think tanks have replaced universities as the main source for new policy ideas and the background research and arguments to justify them. This book discusses think tanks in general but focuses specifically on theForeign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia. Though a smallish "tank," FPRI ha.

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