Consultants, Think Tanks and Public Policy

Ariadne Vromen, Patrick Hurley

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    This chapter will examine the rise of niche policy analysis organisations in response to the demand for specialised advice that is both external to government and independent of formal organised interest groups. The recent proliferation of think tanks is outlined, factors underlying this growth are considered and the spectrum of think tanks is described. The increasing reliance by government agencies on the reports of consultancy firms, for both policy advice and programme review, is documented and assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPolicy Analysis in Australia
    Editors Brian Head & Kate Crowley
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherThe Policy Press
    ISBN (Print)9781447310273
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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