Authors:Carlotta BonnDieter PlehweMoritz Neujeffski Both think tanks and rankings have gained tremendous popularity in the new millennium. It made sense
Researching their power
and political influence
Convincing arguments are key to push political interests through. Think Tanks perform a crucial role within the struggle for political power. They write policy reports, participate in expert panels, organize lobby events and are often welcomed guests in the media. By establishing networks, think tanks often function as strategic connection hubs in the political mobilization process.
The Think Tank Network Research Initiative studies the political influence of think tanks and how they increase their power by forming networks.
Since its foundation in 2010 the think tank network initiative has continuously collected data on think tanks and think tank networks world wide.
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