Partisan think tanks: between knowledge and politics. The case of Pensar Foundation and PRO party in Argentina

[This working paper was published as part of the Working Paper Series.]


This paper analyses the relationship between a political party and its associated think tank in Argentina. The objective of this research is twofold: first, present a framework to study partisan think tanks, drawing on literature that addresses the relationship between think tanks and political parties; and second, use the framework to study the evolution of Pensar Foundation and its relationship with the party Propuesta Republicana (PRO), considering its growth and victory in the 2015 presidential elections. Moreover, this paper reflects on the notion of partisan think tanks, an actor rarely addressed by the literature.