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Do think tanks matter? : assessing the impact of public policy institutes

Do think tanks matter? : assessing the impact of public policy institutes

Author: Donald E Abelson
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats

It is often assumed that think tanks carry enormous weight with lawmakers. This title argues that the basic question of how think tanks have evolved and under what conditions they can and do have an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Abelson, Donald E.
Do think tanks matter?
Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2011453046
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Abelson
ISBN: 9780773575417 0773575413 1282865919 9781282865914 9786612865916 6612865911
OCLC Number: 713186159
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages : illustrations
Contents: Surveying the think tank landscape in the United States and Canada --
Thinking about think tanks : a conceptual framework --
In the arena : opportunities, constraints, and incentives for think tanks in the United States and Canada --
Competing in the marketplace of ideas : the strategies of think tanks --
Public visibility and policy relevance : assessing the influence of think tanks --
On the road to the White House : presidential candidates and the think tanks that advised them --
Policy experts or policy instruments? Think tanks and the debate over constitutional reform in Canada --
Conclusion : the more things change ... policy influence, policy relevance, and the future of think tanks in Canada, the United States, and beyond.
Responsibility: Donald E. Abelson.
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"An important contribution to a body of literature that is increasingly recognised in the social sciences as an undeveloped field and worthy of more extensive investigation. Abelson's comparative Read more...

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