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Ideas Are Not Enough: The Strategies of the Adam Smith Institute (1977-2016)

thesis
posted on 18.07.2018 by KESHIA SORAYA JACOTINE
The Adam Smith Institute is a British think tank that is known for its aggressive advocacy of neoliberalism and links to Margaret Thatcher. Existing studies have concluded that the ASI’s influence was part of a larger collective that challenged the wisdom of the post-war consensus. This thesis seeks to examine an overlooked aspect of the ASI – its strategies. It will argue that in mapping the evolution of the ASI’s strategies over the past forty years, new conclusions can be drawn about its individual contribution to British political life, namely, its importation of a new think tank model from the US.

History

Principal supervisor

Ben Wellings

Additional supervisor 1

Narelle Miragliotta

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Course

Master of Arts

Degree Type

MPHIL

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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