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The EU think tanks’s tweetosphere

On this second post of the series on Think Tanks and Twitter, Luca Barani uses Twitter Analytics to investigate which are the most powerful EU think tanks on Twitter. He analyses their activity, number of followers, offers insight on their effectiveness and trust, as well as their level of influence.

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Experiences from two DC-based Thinktankers: Women-led Organisations and the Critical Importance of Recognising Care Work

This fourth post from our series on women in think tanks provides a perspective from two DC-based thinktankers. The editor relays feedback from interviews with Claudia Williams, of the Washington Area Women's Foundation, and Tiffany Boiman, of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor. The post discusses their experiences in women-led organisations and the importance of recognising workers' care responsibility through organisational policies on family leave and work life balance.

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More Women in Government, More Women in Think Tanks

In this post of our series on Women in Think Tanks, Ruth Levine, discusses the value of matching diversity in public policy with think tanks and scholars and of having women engaged in policy research in contexts where women are increasingly serving as elected representatives and appointed officials. She touches on the benefits of increased representation for think tanks in having their voices heard and suggests strategies for fostering women’s participation in think tanks.

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Perspectives from a Former Think Tank Director on the Gender Dynamics of Knowledge Organisations

In the second post from the Women in Think Tanks series, Priyanthi Fernando discusses how the issue of women’s participation in think tanks can lead to assume that the nature of think tanks is that of gendered organisations, which base their organisational culture on the binary relationship between women and men. She further discusses problems arising from this categorisation based on her own personal experience working and leading a Sri Lankan think tank for ten years.

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Women in Think Tanks: Thinking about gender and equal opportunity in think tanks

This is the first post of the new On Think Tanks series on Women in Think Tanks edited by Meghan Froehner. In this introductory post, Meghan outlines the series and talks about how her own experience has been reflected by this issue. She sums up with an introduction of the contributors and the themes they will discuss. This series will be updated weekly, so expect more posts coming soon.

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Thinking strategically to ‘Catch’ the Media’s Attention

Arushi Sen writes about CSTEP's experience working with the media in India. She argues that the media is a political and economic player and that a think tank's strategy towards it must take this into account.

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Bourdieu and the literature on think tanks

Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) is, without a doubt, amongst the most influential sociologists of the 20th century. His work spanned topics as diverse as education, academia, marginality, the formation of taste, media, television, masculine domination and economics. Marcos Gonzalez Hernando explains how his work has influenced the study of think tanks.

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What is the upshot from our meditation on context as it relates to think tanks?

This last post on the effect of context on think tanks presents a way forward from the research. Elizabeth Brown offers a framework and a series of questions that think tanks can use to manage key decisions strategically.

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FUSADES and 2012 elections in El Salvador: electoral reforms and promotion of the exercise of suffrage

This post is part of a series on think tanks and elections around the world. FUSADES had a decade of studies and proposals to strengthen the system of representation and the building of a qualified institutional democracy in El Salvador. In 2012, FUSADES designed and implemented a project of civic education and research of the impact of a new electoral reform in order to collaborate in the voting exercise, the understand the new approach and analyse the election results.

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Context matters: so what?

This fourth post in the series she tries to narrow down the by now universal truism that "context matters". Courtney Tolmie challenges the statement that context matters by asking: so what? What about it is it that matters?

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