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Book review: Think tanks in America

Carrigan, Mark (2013) Book review: Think tanks in America. LSE Review of Books (31 Jan 2013). Website.

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Over the past half-century, think tanks have become fixtures of American politics, supplying advice to presidents and policymakers, expert testimony on Capitol Hill, and convenient facts and figures to journalists and media specialists. But what are think tanks? Who funds them? And just how influential have they become? In Think Tanks in America, Thomas Medvetz argues that the unsettling ambiguity of the think tank is less an accidental feature of its existence than the very key to its impact. Mark Carrigan finds that the book is an important contribution to the academic literature on both think tanks and intellectuals.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
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Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 13:12
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