Australian Think Tanks: Key Sites in a Global Distribution of Power?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:15
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Georgina MURRAY, Griffith University, Australia
Murray argues that Australian think tanks are permanent persuaders, that is, they fight at the frontline in a war of insinuation: a battle to get their ideas into the popular consciousness as a common fair dinkum understanding. Although Australian think tanks cover the left-right political spectrum there are many more of them on the right where the dominant ideology is neoliberalism, that is, they openly acknowledge and promote an acceptance of a market driven society that satisfies their corporate funders and convinces labour of the necessity to make sacrifices in relation to their labour and their welfare.