Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and the Emerging Powers

Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and the Emerging Powers

by James G. McGann (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2019)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319603117
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. Think Tanks and the Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Emerging Powers
James McGann and Elena Lazarou

2. Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and Emerging Powers
James McGann

3. A Not Quite Multipolar World
Bruce Jones

4. The Emerging Powers
James McGann

Part II: Africa

5. Nigeria: An Overview
James G. McGann

6. The Role of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Nigerian and African Development: The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs
Sharkdam Wapmuk

7. Republic of South Africa: An Overview
James G. McGann

8. Foreign Policy and Security Challenges Facing South Africa: The South African Institute of International Affairs in South Africa
Neuma Grobbelaar and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Part III: Asia

9. People's Republic Of China: An Overview
James G. McGann

10. Emergence of a Think Tank and a Rising Power on the World Stage: China Institute of International Studies
Xu Longdi

11. India: An Overview
James G. McGann

12. India’s Strategic Think Tank: The Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses
Arvind Gupta

13. Singapore: An Overview
James G. McGann

14. The Role of Think Tanks in Shaping Policy Debates in Asia: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Ralf Emmers, Theresa Robles, and Sarah Teo

15. South Korea: An Overview
James G. McGann

16. Pushing Korea to Think in a World of Complexity: The East Asia Institute
Sook-Jong Lee

17. IFANS and the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: The Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security
Bong-Geun Jun

18. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam: An Overview
James G. McGann

19. Shaping the Security and Foreign Policy of Vietnam: The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Lan Anh and Nguyen Hung Son

Part IV: Latin America

20. Argentina: An Overview
James G. McGann

21. Dealing with Argentina’s Foreign Policy in the Emerging Multi- Polar World: A Comparative Analysis of Think Tanks Responses towards the Malvinas Issue: The Argentine Center of International Studies
Ariel Gonzàlez Levaggi

22. Brazil: An Overview
James G. McGann

23. Beyond “Backwater” and “Backyard”: Reframing Security in the South Atlantic: The BRICS Policy Center
Adriana Erthal Abdenur

24. Mexico: An Overview
James G. McGann

25. Think 20: An Innovative Proposal for the G20 Summit
Claudia Calvin Venero

Part V: Middle East

26. Qatar: An Overview
James G. McGann

27. Research Centers and the Challenges of Formulating State Security and Foreign Policies in Emerging States: The Case of Qatar: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
Jamal Abdullah

28. Turkey: An Overview
James G. McGann

29. Shaping Foreign Policy Debates in Turkey: The SETA Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Studies
Kadir Ustun and Kilic Kanat

Part VI: Conclusion

30. Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and National, Regional and Global Politics
James G. McGann and Elena Lazarou

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