Where do political parties' ideas originate from?, Who are the suppliers? and What do political parties’ 'idea factories' look like?.
In a chapter, co-authored with Steven Van Hecke (KU Leuven) and Gilles Pittoors (Ghent University) that has now been published in the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis (editors: Marleen Brans, Iris Geva-May and Michael Howlett) we present a new heuristic typology that classifies different types of political party think tanks worldwide. Considering the key role of political parties in shaping the decision-making process, we hope that this chapter can contribute to a better understanding of internal idea generation of parties.
Pattyn, V., Pittoors, G. and Van Hecke, S. (2017). "Who are the political parties’ ideas factories? On policy analysis by political party think tanks". Chapter 16. pp.245-260. In: Brans, M., Geva May I. and Howlett, M. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis. Routledge.