This week the First Street Research Group published The Ties that Bind: Think Tanks and Lobbying, a series on the relationships between think tanks and the lobbying industry.
First Street Research Group writer Laurie Bennett takes an in-depth at the connections between think tanks and the lobbying industry. While think tanks can exert enormous influence on policy makers, the general view is that their impact is achieved through research and in-house expertise. Yet their channels of influence are often based on social relationships, just as in the lobby business. The ties that bind think tanks to major lobby clients, lobby firms and lobbyists themselves are many and intertwined.
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- The Think Tank-Lobby Contra Dance
- Lobbyists, Think Tanks and the Revolving Door
- Think Tank Scholars and Their Lobbying Ties
- Think Tanks and Their Lobbying ‘Sisters’
Know another angle in the think tank and lobbying world we should investigate? Have another idea for a First Street Research Group series? Leave us a comment below with your suggestions and ideas.