Global Think Tanks
This completely revised edition of Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance provides a clear description of and context for the global proliferation of think tanks. Presenting an important guide to the factors contributing this spread as well as the future of think tanks at the global, regional, and national level, the book reflects recent trends such as including globalization; digitalization; artificial intelligence; populism; and disinformation. It also includes a new chapter on shifting attitudes towards age and gender.
Identifies the forces driving these phenomena by addressing some of the historical and current factors that have dominated policy debates around the world.
explores the range of existing global think tanks and a representative group of global public policy networks and conducts detailed profiling of these organizations.
extrapolates trends in current think tank research that provide a basis for understanding their impact on policy makers.
identifies and critiques the role of global think tanks and global public policy networks in civil society and analyzes the challenges and opportunities facing them.
recommends improvements to think tanks and global public policy networks so that they can continue to serve as a catalyst for civic engagement around the world.
This book will be of great interest to all students of international relations and international organizations, alongside policy professionals working at think tanks around the world.
- 2020 James G. McGann, Laura C. Whelan
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