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Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy

British Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Authors: González Hernando, Marcos

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  • Updates research on think tanks in the UK in the context of public debates on fiscal, monetary, and social policy between 2007-2013
  • Explores ‘post-truth politics’ and the challenges organisations face when attempting to convince a mistrustful public of the authoritativeness of their work
  • Provides a comparative analysis of think tanks across the political spectrum 
  • Includes a foreword by Professor Diane Stone, a world-leading expert on the study of think tanks. 
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This book examines the intellectual and institutional transformations of four British think tanks in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. In the context of a crisis of expert authority, González Hernando demonstrates how these organisations modified their mode of public engagement to be seen as authoritative as possible by an ever more mistrustful public. 

British Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis connects sociological thinking on knowledge with research on policy change and the economic debate, through careful analysis of interviews, public accounts, and the ‘products’ of think tanks themselves. 

González Hernando argues that demands for knowledge and advice that arose after the crisis energised the work of all four think tanks while also exposing internal tensions, affecting their sources of funding, transforming their institutional structure, and shaping how they engage with their audiences. It will appeal to students and scholars of sociology of knowledge, political sociology, policy studies, economic history, communication, political economy, organisational sociology, and British politics

    

About the authors

Marcos González Hernando is Affiliated Researcher at the University of Cambridge, Senior Researcher at Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC), and Managing Editor at Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Thinking Under Pressure: Think Tanks and Policy Advice After 2008

    Pages 1-32

    González Hernando, Marcos

  • How Thinking Takes Place in Think Tanks

    Pages 33-68

    González Hernando, Marcos

  • The New Economics Foundation: Crisis as a Missed Opportunity

    Pages 69-106

    González Hernando, Marcos

  • The Adam Smith Institute: The Free Market’s Praetorian Guard

    Pages 107-145

    González Hernando, Marcos

  • The National Institute of Economic and Social Research: The Shifting Fortunes of Expert Arbiters

    Pages 147-189

    González Hernando, Marcos

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20370-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20369-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20370-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20370-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20369-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 295
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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