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John Gray
THE DECLINE OF THE THINK TANKS ERA


04 2011
In most western countries, the era of the think tank started in the early seventies and ended in the nineties. Though mainstream parties continue to use them, think tanks are definitely not as influential as they have been in the past. Governments have created their own internal think tanks (such as Lord Rothschild’s Central Policy Review staff from 1971-74, and the various think tanks that were created within Blair’s administrations).