The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Around the World

Editors: McGann, James (Ed.)

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  • Explores the challenges think tanks face today in an information-rich and highly competitive operating environment
  • Examines the future of think tanks and policy advice around the world with a series of authoritative reflections
  • Written by the presidents of some of the leading think tanks in every region of the world
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About this book

At a moment when both think tanks and experts are being questioned, significant policy and technology disruptions have called into question the value and efficacy of policy advice. Within that context, Dr. McGann launched this book to examine the future of think tanks and policy advice around the world with a series of authoritative reflections written by the presidents of some of the leading think tanks in every region of the world. The book explores the challenges think tanks face today in an information rich and highly competitive operating environment that includes: the impact of technology, big data and artificial intelligence, competition from advocacy groups and public relations firms, increased polarization of politics and major changes in how think tanks are funded. 

About the authors

James G. McGann is Senior Lecturer of International Studies at the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and Senior Fellow at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

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“ Expertise has been the subject of abuse in recent years, with opponents ranging from conspiracy-theorists to populist leaders all seeking to denigrate 'elite' academics and experts as out of touch. Think-tanks have been a particular victim of this toxic discourse. Compiling the views of 64 current and former presidents of think tanks around the world, the book provides a fascinating wealth of information, posing probing questions about the place of think-tanks today and tomorrow.”

Dr Shashi Tharoor, M.P., Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, Chairman, All-India Professionals' Congress, India.

 

“Dr. McGann has been studying the think tank industry for decades and has witnessed endless examples of successful as well as failed institutions; his assessment is solid, convincing, and exceptional in its breath and depth. This is his bible.”

Luis Rubio, Chairman, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, COMEXI

 

"At this global inflection point, “The Future of Think Tanks” provides a ground-breaking and thought-provoking analysis of an increasingly influential community and the challenges and opportunities it confronts. Jim McGann and the authors he has assembled provide timely insights into a little-understood but hugely significant world of scholars and actors who help us shape a better world.”

-General James L. JonesFormer United States National Security Advisor and Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)
  • Introduction and Background

    Pages 1-17

    McGann, James

  • The Future of Think Tanks in Africa

    Pages 21-25

    Gounden, Vasu (et al.)

  • The Future of African Think Tanks

    Pages 27-31

    Acquah, Emmanuel

  • The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice: An African Perspective

    Pages 33-40

    Okeke-Uzodike, Ufo

  • Bringing Think Tanks into the Digital Era

    Pages 41-44

    Hassan, Idayat

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Around the World
Editors
  • James McGann
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60379-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60379-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60378-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 330
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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