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Think tanks in America

Author: Thomas Medvetz
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the years, think tanks have become fixtures of American politics. But what are think tanks? Who funds them? And just how influential have they become? The author argues that the unsettling  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Medvetz
ISBN: 9780226517292 0226517292
OCLC Number: 783150339
Description: xiv, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: gaining ground: the rise of the policy expert --
Indistinction: rethinking the think tank --
Experts in the making: on the birth of technoscientific reason --
The crystallization of the space of think tanks --
The rules of policy research --
From deprivation to dependency: expert discourse and the American welfare debate --
Conclusion: anti-intellectualism, public intellectualism, and public sociology revisited.
Responsibility: Thomas Medvetz.

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"Thomas Medvetz does us a huge service by analyzing the development of policy expertise, its shifting institutional locations, and the impact of both on academic social science and public affairs. Read more...

 
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