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Crisis and interest: the political economy of think tanks during the great recession

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dc.contributor.author Parrilla i Guix, Ricard
dc.contributor.author Almiron, Núria, 1967-
dc.contributor.author Xifra, Jordi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T14:12:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T14:12:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Parrilla R, Almiron N, Xifra J. Crisis and interest: the political economy of think tanks during the great recession. Am Behav Sci. 2016;60(3):340-59. DOI: 10.1177/0002764215613404
dc.identifier.issn 0002-7642
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33240
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes the inputs and constituencies (funding, founders, trustees, and experts) of the most influential group of think tanks in Spain during the great recession (2008-2015) in order to assess how far these think tanks were connected to other interest groups providing support for neoliberal policies. The aim of the article is to advance knowledge on think tank theory and it addresses three research goals: (a) assessing how far Spanish think tanks are affected by political clientelism and financialization, (b) identifying those actors who direct Spanish think tanks and collaborate with them, and (c) assessing the think tanks’ connections with international lobbying networks. Our results show that the think tanks studied are consistently related to three types of actor—political, economic, and academic—while also maintaining strong ties with the media. In this regard, their main traits are a pluralism biased toward right and center-left stances, state and party clientelism, the financial and political instrumentalization of party tanks, and the superior ability of conservative tanks to build network coalitions.
dc.description.sponsorship The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Innovation under Grant ECO2012-34490 (a 3-year R+D project for 2013-2016).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Am Behav Sci. 2016;60(3):340-59.
dc.rights The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in American Behavioral Scientist, 60/3, March/2016 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2015 SAGE Publications
dc.title Crisis and interest: the political economy of think tanks during the great recession
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764215615161
dc.subject.keyword Think tanks
dc.subject.keyword Spain
dc.subject.keyword Neoliberal agenda
dc.subject.keyword Washington Consensus
dc.subject.keyword Great recession
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/3PN/ECO2012-344
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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