The Finnish Think Tank Landscape : A Mixture of Consensualism and Adversity?

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty Common Matters en
dc.contributor.author Lounasmeri, Lotta I.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-07T10:37:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-07T10:37:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09
dc.identifier.citation Lounasmeri , L I 2020 , ' The Finnish Think Tank Landscape : A Mixture of Consensualism and Adversity? ' , Scandinavian Political Studies , vol. 43 , no. 3 , pp. 187-206 . https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12182 en
dc.identifier.issn 0080-6757
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dc.description.abstract As a common feature of Nordic countries, the Finnish landscape of thinks tanks has been populated by large corporatist interest organisations and government-funded research organisations. In addition to this, since 2005, party-affiliated think tanks form a notable part of the picture. Recently, several small think tanks that are oriented towards specific themes, such as international relations, the environment and feminism, have been founded. This article examines Finnish developments in the field of think tanks with two objectives. First, it gives a general overview of the Finnish think tank landscape. Second, by using interview data and public mission statements of the most prominent think tanks, it explores how these organisations see their role in Finnish society. What is their relationship with media and the political machinery, and how does this relate to their position and activities as either consensual or adversarial actors? It is concluded that redeeming the place of think tanks in the Finnish polity is a continuing challenge, and resorting to adversarial tactics is not a favourable way to do so. This approach has mostly been attempted by neoliberal think tanks that, in the past, have also profited from corporatist structures to enhance their objectives. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject POLICY en
dc.subject CORPORATISM en
dc.subject COMMITTEES en
dc.subject 5171 Political Science en
dc.title The Finnish Think Tank Landscape : A Mixture of Consensualism and Adversity? en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12182
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