Think tanks are proliferating. Although they are outside of government, many of these policy research institutes are perceived to influence political thinking and public policy. This book develops ideas about policy networks, epistemic communities and policy learning in relation to think tanks.

chapter 1|17 pages

Identifying Think-tanks

chapter 2|12 pages

Explaining and Analysing Think-tanks

chapter 4|33 pages

Think-tank Organisation and Management

chapter 7|17 pages

Policy Relevance and Effectiveness

chapter 9|16 pages

Second-Hand Dealers in Ideas

chapter 10|15 pages

Public Choice Theory and Think-tanks

chapter 11|36 pages

Policy Institutes and Privatisation