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


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Fredrick Appel
  • Alain G. Gagnon
  • Martin J. Smith
  • Susan D. Phillips
  • Neil Bradford
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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