In this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education, health, the environment, government, law and society, race, and a range of other topics. Although many of these essays focus on the growth of government and our loss of liberty, many others demonstrate how the tools of freemarket economics can be used to improve our lives in ways ordinary people can understand. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817949129 20160619
Introduction - think tanks, policy advice and governance, Diane Stone and Mark Garnett-- think tanks, British politics and the "Climate of Opinion", Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett-- French think tanks in comparative perspective, Catherine Fieschi and John Gaffney-- think tanks, advocacy coalitions and policy change - a first look at the Italian case, Claudio M. Radaelli and Alberto P. Martini-- think tanks in Germany, Wimand Gellner-- think tanks in the United States, Donald E. Abelson-- a quarter-century of Candian think tanks - reflections on evolving institutions, conditions and strategies, Evert A. Lindquist-- the development and discourse of Australian think tanks, Diane Stone-- think tanks and intellectual participation in Malaysian discourses of development, Su-ming Khoo-- think tansk in Japan - towards a more democratic soicety, Makiko Ueno-- Russian think tanks 1956-1996, Mark Sandle-- conclusions - ideas and influence, William Wallace.
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Think tanks are increasingly prominent players in the political life of many countries. In addition to their perceived influence on the climate of ideas, policy and governance across nations, they also enjoy a very high media profile. Yet there are few studies of why and how think tanks have developed in individual countries and comparative analyses are almost non-existent. Combining case-studies of individual countries and comparative analysis, the book is a guide to the think tank phenomenon in world politics. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780719050541 20160527