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Think Tanks and Global Politics

Key Spaces in the Structure of Power

Editors: Salas-Porras, Alejandra, Murray, Georgina (Eds.)

  • Examines the place of think tanks in global politics within the structure of power
  • Considers the role of think tanks in key organizational networks which enable them to produce and disseminate policy ideas
  • Provides an international study of think tanks across Mexico, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom
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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.

About the authors

Alejandra Salas-Porras is Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her professional experience has concentrated in the academic sphere, combining teaching and research activities. Her lines of interest revolve around the following topics: Elites and development on the national, regional and global levels; the Political economy of development and Business and corporate networks

 

Georgina Murray is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.She has research interests in areas of political economy that include networks of corporate capitalism, work, gender, and social inequality and its relationship to neuroscience. Her books include Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand (2006), Women of the Coal Rushes (2010) and Financial Elites and Transnational Business: Who Rules the World? (2012).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Think Tanks and Global Politics: Key Spaces in the Structure of Power

    Salas-Porras, Alejandra (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Think Tank Networks in Mexico: How They Shape Public Policy and Dominant Discourses

    Salas-Porras, Alejandra

    Pages 25-51

  • The Australian Think Tank: A Key Site in a Global Distribution of Power?

    Murray, Georgina

    Pages 53-79

  • Power Without Representation: The Coherence and Closeness of the Trilateral Commission

    Luna, Matilde (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

  • The Bilderberg Conferences: A Transnational Informal Governance Network

    Zieliński, Aleksander Miłosz

    Pages 107-132

Buy this book

eBook £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56756-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £100.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57493-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Think Tanks and Global Politics
Book Subtitle
Key Spaces in the Structure of Power
Editors
  • Alejandra Salas-Porras
  • Georgina Murray
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56756-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56756-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57493-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics