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Government and ‘independent expertise’: think tanks represent a blind spot for critical analysis

Pautz, Hartwig and Heins, Elke (2016) Government and ‘independent expertise’: think tanks represent a blind spot for critical analysis. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Drawing on recent research about UK think tanks, austerity and social policy, Hartwig Pautz and Elke Heins examine the relationship between government and the world of ‘independent expertise’. Focusing on one example, the Centre for Social Justice’s influence over Conservative ministers’ social policies, they find that some relationships are often very close. The public commentary provided by non-independent think tanks has become increasingly problematic, with print and broadcast media often re-presenting their views devoid of any recognition of strong partisan ties.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:03
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70505

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