Ideas and Think Tanks in Contemporary Britain, Volume 1

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Michael Kandiah, Anthony Seldon
Psychology Press, 1996 - Political Science - 209 pages
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This study looks at the influence of ideas and think tanks in Britain, contemplating how ideas have shaped politics and society. The purveyors of ideas for change - the think tanks - are examined, and academics and participants vieww are recorded in a number of interviews.
 

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Contents

Introduction Michael David Kandiah
1
Policy Formation
20
The Nature and Impact of Think Tanks in Andrew Denham
43
The Social Market Foundation Lewis Baston
62
Blueprint for a Revolution? The Politics
73
Undermining
88
WITNESS SEMINAR
111
INTERVIEWS
126
The Influence of Liberal Ideas in PostWar Britain
137
The Influence of Sociology in PostWar Britain
144
The Influences on Economic Policy
152
The Influence of Ideas on the Modern Conservative Party
168
The Influence of Ideas on Economic Policy
186
The Influence of Classical Liberalism and Monetarist Economics
199
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Anthony Seldon is Master Elect of Wellington College and the co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. He is a prominent commentator on British political leadership and the leading authoritative commentator on Tony Blair, having written or edited 5 books on him including The Blair Effect 2001 5 (with Dennis Kavanagh, Cambridge, 2005).

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