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Think Tanks and European Foreign Policy: Transnational Politics of Expertise
Think tanks and European foreign policy: transnational politics of expertise
Johan Eriksson
Introduction

What is the role and significance of think tanks in European foreign policy? Do they matter and, if so, how and under what conditions? The growth of foreign-policy think tanks in Europe is indisputable, as are their increasing activities on the fringes of, and sometimes direct involvement in, the process of making European policy, including foreign policy (Abelson 2014; Missiroli and Ioannides 2012; Biscop 2005; Howorth 2004; Boucher 2004; Stone 2004; Sherrington 2000). Whether think tanks provide independent expertise based on scientific authority, act as policy advocates, provide forums for debate, or play a more symbolic and legitimating role ...

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