Title Think Tanks
Subtitle The New Knowledge and Policy Brokers in Asia
Author James G. McGann
ISBN 9780815732914
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 362
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
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The growth of think tanks—with uniquely Asian characteristics

Policy research institutes—better known as think tanks—are long established and well known in Western countries but have developed only in recent years in much of the rest of the world. Globalization is partly responsible for the new growth in think tanks, since few issues are totally domestic and governments and citizens increasingly understand the need for well-informed policy advice.

Think tanks have become especially important in many Asian nations over the past decade, coinciding with their rise to new prominence in international affairs. Asia’s major players— the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore—and more recently countries in Central Asia like Kazakhstan now have major think tanks. These institutions have become the go-to organizations for proposals and policy advice on key economic, security, social and environmental issues.

This book by a noted expert in the field traces the growing influence of these policy actors in Asia, places the trend in historical context, and explores how the region’s countries have fostered the growth of think tanks with uniquely Asian characteristics.


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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Asian Think Tanks

Chapter 3: Organization of Think Tanks and Policy Advice

Chapter 4: Think Tanks, Policy Advice, and Governance in Asia

Chapter 5: Knowledge Partnerships Leveraging Innovation for Public Investments in Asia

Chapter 6: Knowledge Partnerships for Development in Asia: Perspectives from the Asian Development Bank Institute (Naoyuki Yoshino)

Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Century of Asian Think Tanks



About the Editor:

James G. McGann is a senior lecturer of International Studies at the Lauder Institute, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and senior fellow, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

Target Audience:

People interested in political science, economics, security, social and environmental issues.

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