Capturing the political imagination : think tanks and the policy process (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Capturing the political imagination : think tanks and the policy process

Author: Diane Stone
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR. : Frank Cass, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Think tanks are proliferating. Although they operate independently of governments, many of these institutions, including the well-known Brookings Institution in the U.S. and the Institute for Economic Affairs in Britain, have considerable influence on political thinking and public policy. In this innovative work, Diane Stone develops several ideas about policy networks, epistemic communities and policy learning in
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Stone
ISBN: 0714647160 9780714647166 0714642630 9780714642635
OCLC Number: 34411694
Description: xviii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Time Line of British and American Think-tanks --
Introduction: Knowledge, Influence and Agency in Policy --
1. Identifying Think-tanks --
2. Explaining and Analysing Think-tanks --
3. US Exceptionalism and Parliamentary Systems --
4. Think-tank Organisation and Management --
5. Innovation, Stagnation and Demise --
6. Knowledge Communities and Policy Institutes --
7. Policy Relevance and Effectiveness --
8. Policy Entrepreneurs, Research Brokerage and Networking --
9. Second-Hand Dealers in Ideas --
10. Public Choice Theory and Think-tanks --
11. Policy Institutes and Privatisation --
12. The Foreign Policy Club --
13. Think-tanks and the Study of International Relations --
Appendix. Independent Policy Institutes in Britain and the USA.
Responsibility: Diane Stone.
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