Northern Lights

Exploring Canada's Think Tank Landscape

Par (auteur) Donald E. Abelson
Catégories: Political Science
Éditeur: McGill-Queen's University Press
Paperback : 9780773547643, 392 pages, Septembre 2016

La description

Donald E. Abelson is professor and chair of political science at the University of Western Ontario.

In Northern Lights, Donald Abelson explores the rise of think tanks in Canada and addresses many of the most commonly asked questions about how, and under what circumstances, they are able to affect public opinion and public policy. He identifies the ways in which Canadian think tanks often prioritize political advocacy over policy research, and seeks to explain why these organizations are well suited and equipped to shape the discourse around key policy issues.


“Very little is known about think tanks in Canada, but this volume fills in much of the missing information – who they are, what role they play in the policy process, how they have developed over time. Northern Lights is a substantial addition to the academic literature on politics and policy. ” Keith Brownsey, Mount Royal University