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Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy

A Comparative Study of the Role and Influence of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1939-1945

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Part 1

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Inderjeet Parmar
      Pages 3-23
    3. Sociology of the CFR and RIIA

      • Inderjeet Parmar
      Pages 24-47
    4. The World-view of Chatham House and the CFR

      • Inderjeet Parmar
      Pages 48-74
  3. Part 3

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
  4. Part 4

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Conclusion

      • Inderjeet Parmar
      Pages 215-223
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 224-267

About this book

What is the role of elites in shaping foreign policy? Did unaccountable foreign policy elites shape the post-1945 world order? Chatham House and the Council on Foreign Relations were vital in America's shift from isolationism to globalism, and in Britain's shift from Empire to its current pro-American orientation and were also fundamental in engineering public backing for a new world order. Inderjeet Parmar presents new evidence to show how well-organized and well-connected elite think tanks helped to change the world.

Keywords

  • American Foreign Policy
  • community
  • foreign policy
  • public opinion
  • sociology
  • Think Tank
  • world order

Reviews

'Inderjeet Parmar's ambitious composition is a welcome examination of these two institutions, and of their contribution to foreign policy making in each country'. - J. Simon Rofe - The Round Table

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Government, University of Manchester, UK

    Inderjeet Parmar

About the author

INDERJEET PARMAR is Senior Lecturer in Government at the University of Manchester. His publications include Special Interests, the State and the Anglo-American Alliance, 1939-1945 and numerous journal articles on elites and US foreign policy.

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USD 119.00
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Softcover Book
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Hardcover Book
USD 150.00
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