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Think Tanks and Global Politics, Key Spaces in the Structure of Power, edited by Alejandra Salas-Porras, Georgina Murray

Think Tanks and Global Politics, Key Spaces in the Structure of Power, edited by Alejandra Salas-Porras, Georgina Murray
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Think Tanks and Global Politics
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edited by Alejandra Salas-Porras, Georgina Murray
Sub title
Key Spaces in the Structure of Power
This text provides a cutting edge analysis of the increasingly central role think tanks play in societies worldwide. Examining their control of global resources both in economic and political policy fields and their inroads into structures of power, it addresses key questions. How have think thanks reached these positions of power? Has the northern core produced neoliberal clones that have hydra-like colonised the globe? Who funds and controls these think tanks and for what purpose? How is policy making knowledge created? How are new policy ideas propagated and validated? How do think tanks become dominant sources of knowledge in public spheres including the media? Exploring the dynamics of think tank networks in specific regions and countries, this book considers the coalitions they generate to advance the social purpose they endorse and, in particular, the spaces they occupy in the structures and fields of power at the national, regional and global level
Table Of Contents
Think tanks and global politics: key spaces in the structure of power / Alejandra Salas-Porras and Georgina Murray -- Think tank networks in Mexico: how they shape public policy and dominant discourses / Alejandra Salas-Porras -- The Australian think tank: a key site in a global distribution of power? / Georgina Murray -- Power without representation: the coherence and closeness of the trilateral commission / Matilde Luna and José Luis Velasco -- The Bilderberg conferences: a transnational informal governance network / Aleksander Milosz Zielinski -- The rise and decline of the business roundtable? / Bruce Cronin -- Neoliberal think tank networks in Latin America and Europe: strategic replication and cross-national organizing / Karin Fischer and Dieter Plehwe -- Counter-hegemonic projects and cognitive praxis in transnational alternative policy groups / William K. Carroll and Elaine Coburn -- From research to reality: developing a radical left think tank in New Zealand as counter-hegemonic praxis in a previously empty space / Sue Bradford -- Why establish non-representative organizations? Rethinking the role, form and target of think tanks / David Peetz
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