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.
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.
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.
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.
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.