|描述：||xiv, 324 pages ; 24 cm|
|内容：||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.
"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.