Idea Brokers: Think Tanks And The Rise Of The New Policy Elite

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 8, 1993 - Political Science - 356 pages
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Gulliver thought the professors were out of their senses when he visited the Grand Academy of Lagado on the Isle of Balnibarbi. He was bemused by their many improbable schemes--extracting sunbeams from cucumbers, constructing houses from the rood down, and training pigs to plow with their snouts. Yet however bold and inventive the various projects and their 'projectors' (as he termed the scientists were, there remained something troubling about his visit to the academy, something fundamentally deficient about the experts and their ideas.
 

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Contents

ONE The Policy Elite
1
TWO Laboratories for Reform
24
THREE Efficiency Experts
46
FOUR Experts Advising
73
SEVEN At the Limits of Liberalism
146
EIGHT The Ideological Divide
167
NINE The Marketplace of Ideas
190
Notes
241
Think Tank
270
Bibliographic Essay
311
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Smith is the President of the Center for Arts and Culture.

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