University of Bath

Policy think tanks: power brokers, parasites or progressive change agents?

A discursive seminar focussing on the changing role of think tanks in policymaking.

13 Sep 20172.15pm
to
13 Sep 20175.05pm
Free
Policy think tanks: power brokers, parasites or progressive change agents?
Policy think tanks: power brokers, parasites or progressive change agents?

Policy think tanks come in many shapes and sizes, but appear to be proliferating and growing in importance globally relative to other policy actors. This seminar will bring together a panel with experience of both running and researching think tanks for a free-ranging and critical assessment of the disparate and changing roles of think tanks in politics and policy making, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The seminar will also lead into the IPR Symposium on Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era.