Climate Politics and the Impact of Think Tanks

Scientific Expertise in Germany and the US

Authors: Ruser, Alexander

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  • Analyzes the purpose, methods and strategies of think tanks to explain the interplay of knowledge and politics in modern societies
  • Explores the consequences of ‘knowledge-based decision-making’ Appeals to students and scholars of public policy, political science and sociology            
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This book provides an innovative theoretical and analytical framework for studying the role and impact of specialized research organizations and consultancies on decision making in climate politics. It includes advanced empirical analysis of the case of Germany, compared with the situation in the USA. The book improves the understanding of the role and impact of ‘scientific’ advice in coping with the challenge of anthropogenic climate change.                                             

About the authors

Alexander Ruser is currently a temporary Professor of Sociology and Head of the Center for Political Communication at Zeppelin University, Germany. He was a Dahrendorf fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economic and Political Science and the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.               

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Ruser, Alexander

  • Knowledge and Climate

    Pages 11-42

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  • What Think Tanks Do: Towards a Conceptual Framework

    Pages 43-64

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  • Heated Debates and Cooler Heads: Think Tanks and Climate Politics in the United States

    Pages 65-100

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  • Members Only: Think Tanks and Climate Politics in Germany

    Pages 101-135

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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Politics and the Impact of Think Tanks
Book Subtitle
Scientific Expertise in Germany and the US
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75750-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75750-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75749-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09317-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 173
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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