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The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen


In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to how these ideas are produced and disseminated, and how this process varies between countries. This book provides the first comparative analysis of how “knowledge regimes”—communities of policy research organizations like think tanks, political party foundations, ad hoc commissions, and state research offices, and the institutions that govern them—generate ideas and communicate them to pol ... More

Keywords: economic policymaking, policy research, think tanks, globalization, neoliberalism, knowledge regime, policy ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691150314
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Campbell, author
Dartmouth College

Ove K. Pedersen, author
Copenhagen Business School