Methodological Approach: Typologies of Think Tanks
Unlike Stone, Donald Abelson applies a typology of think tanks by focusing on four distinctive periods of think tanks development to recognise the major features of think tanks connected with the four time periods: 1900 – 46, 1947 – 1970, 1978 – 89 and 1990 – 2009. To clarify the typology, some of the most prominent think tanks are profiled.
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