Reconstructive Critics: Think Tanks in Post-Soviet Bloc Democracies
This book provides the first in-depth examination of the activities of think tanks in the former Soviet bloc. Drawing upon detailed fieldwork, including interviews with think tank personnel and senior policymakers in four countries, the author assesses their success in influencing policy and creating a citizenry that is better informed on key policy issues. Chapters include a general discussion of the policy research industry; a detailed profile of think tanks in Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Armenia; and analysis of their policy records in these countries. Most important, the author offers a set of specific, concrete proposals for what the donor community can do to strengthen the operations of think tanks in this rapidly changing region.
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