Global Think Tanks

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Main Building)
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session attempts to discover the main networks of global Think Tanks (TT), their presence around the world, how they are structured and, in particular, the way they shape, support or countervail global structures of authority and knowledge; the various ideological tendencies in these networks and the extent to which they compete to gain credence with the people, offer alternative policy ideas and knowledge. 
The following questions are encouraged: Who prompted this form of cooperation? Who funds and controls TTs and for what purpose? To what extent have they succeeded in the main purposes pursued? What is the global reach of each network? What are their main strategies and discourses? How are new policy ideas created, propagated and validated?
Session Organizers:
Georgina MURRAY, Griffith University, Australia and Alejandra SALAS-PORRAS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
David FASENFEST, Wayne State University, USA
Neoliberal Think Tank Networks in Latin America and Europe: Strategic Replication and Cross National Organizing
Karin FISCHER, Kepler University Linz, Austria; Dieter PLEHWE, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
Counter-Hegemonic Projects and Cognitive Praxis in Transnational Alternative Policy Groups
William CARROLL, University of Victoria, Canada; Elaine COBURN, American University of Paris, France
Australian Think Tanks: Key Sites in a Global Distribution of Power?
Georgina MURRAY, Griffith University, Australia
Think-Tank Networks in Mexico and How They Shape Economic and Political Reforms
Alejandra SALAS-PORRAS, Facultad de Ciencias Poli­ticas y Sociales-UNAM, Mexico
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