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.
Free Market Foundation & Climate Change Denialism
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) was founded in 1975. The main focus of the South Africa-based think tank is the promotion of economic and individual liberty in South Africa and
Argentina’s right wing think tanks and the building of a new version of Bolsonaro
Javier Milei runs for the highest office in Argentina’s upcoming elections. He enjoys broad support among conservative and neoliberal circles in Argentina and has managed to significantly increase his electoral
Atlas think tanks: manufacturing “rechazo” in Chile
Only three weeks until the referendum on the new constitution in Chile. While some of the world´s top economists hail the final text as a “new global standard” for fighting
Since its foundation in 2010 the think tank network initiative has continuously collected data on think tanks and think tank networks world wide.
Our Data Repository currently holds information on 905 Think Tanks and around 1366 individuals affiliated with these institutions.
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