The Political Influence of Ideas: Policy Communities and the Social Sciences

The Political Influence of Ideas: Policy Communities and the Social Sciences

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The Political Influence of Ideas: Policy Communities and the Social Sciences by Stephen Brooks, Alain G. Gagnon

This collection explores the various dimensions of social scientists' participation in policy-making, with special emphasis on their roles within policy communities and their relationship to the state. Several of the chapters examine the role of research institutes and think tanks within policy communities in the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe. This book will appeal to readers interested in the sociology of knowledge and the policy-making process, particularly political scientists and sociologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275943332
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/1994
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)

About the Author

STEPHEN BROOKS has taught Political Science at universities in Canada and Belgium. He has collaborated with Alain-G. Gagnon on several books and articles that examine the relationship of intellectuals to politics.

ALAIN-G. GAGNON has taught Political Science at Queen's University, Carleton University, and McGill. He specializes in the sociology of intellectuals, and social and political movements.

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