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Favoring the elites: think tanks and discourse coalitions

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dc.contributor.author Almiron, Núria, 1967-
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-27T16:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-27T16:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Almiron N. Favoring the elites: think tanks and discourse coalitions. International journal of communication. 2017;11: 4350-69.
dc.identifier.issn 1932-8036
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/35393
dc.description.abstract This article provides an overview of the role think tanks play in shaping public opinion and policies favoring economic and social inequalities. Despite increasing interest in think tanks as media and public opinion setters, the research so far has been mostly policy oriented and the communications perspective underresearched. This article addresses this communication research gap by conducting a literature review on the role played by discourse coalitions of think tanks in three main areas: climate change contrarianism, financial austerity, and speciesism. The article also provides a short overview of the critical theoretical perspectives behind the review and suggests ways for critical communication scholars to contribute. Research conducted to date reveals that conservative and industry-linked think tanks have a greater ability to build network coalitions and have been very successful in global discourse creation processes favoring elites.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
dc.relation.ispartof International journal of communication. 2017;11: 4350-69.
dc.rights Copyright © 2017 (Nuria Almiron). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.title Favoring the elites: think tanks and discourse coalitions
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Think tanks
dc.subject.keyword Inequality
dc.subject.keyword Discourse coalitions
dc.subject.keyword Climate change contrarianism
dc.subject.keyword Financial austerity
dc.subject.keyword Speciesism
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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