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TitleBritish Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis [electronic resource] / by Marcos González Hernando
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXV, 295 p. 5 illus. online resource


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


1. Thinking Under Pressure: Think Tanks and Policy Advice After 2008 -- 2. How Thinking Takes Place in Think Tanks -- 3. The New Economics Foundation: Crisis as a Missed Opportunity -- 4. The Adam Smith Institute: The Free Market's Praetorian Guard -- 5. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research: The Shifting Fortunes of Expert Arbiters -- 6. Policy Exchange: The Pros and Cons of Political Centrality -- 7. Conclusions: Intervening on Shifting Sands -- Afterword: For a Comparative Sociology of Intellectual Change

Political sociology Public policy Intellectual life-History Social policy Political Sociology. Knowledge - Discourse. Organizational Studies Economic Sociology. Public Policy. Intellectual Studies. Social Policy.


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