Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and the Emerging Powers

  • James G. McGann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruce Jones
      Pages 61-78
    3. James G. McGann
      Pages 79-102
  3. Africa

  4. Asia

  5. Latin America

  6. Middle East

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 431-456

About this book


This book examines changing international dynamics through the lens of some of the leading think tanks from the emerging powers in the world. Through twelve case studies, the authors explore how security and international affairs think tanks in emerging powers collaborate with their policy makers to meet current and anticipate future foreign policy and security challenges. Overall, the book illustrates and analyzes how think tanks in a variety of political and economic contexts are able to contribute to their respective policy-making processes. Included in the discussions are the problems or successes that each respective nation’s think tanks face, where they feel the emerging nation will be positioned, and where they are failing to meet the policy challenges they face. The book provides a comprehensive look at successful foreign policy formulation to serve as examples for other think tanks in similar political and economic conditions.  

James G. McGann is Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Think tanks and foreign policy Policy makers Innovation Agenda-setting G20 Multipolar world Emerging powers Public policy research independent public policy think tanks

Editors and affiliations

  • James G. McGann
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAUSA

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