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IJSSH 2022 Vol.12(4): 236-242 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2022.V12.1097

Ideology and Political Culture: The Intellectual Practice of Heritage Foundation

Kai Tian

Abstract—Think tanks is an important witness and symbol of American intellectuals’ response to the “climate of opinion” and ideological transformation during the Cold War. As a pioneer of civil think tanks and their transitions, Heritage Foundation, characterized by quick response, object-oriented research and Mandate for Leadership, symbolized the birth of advocacy think tank. At the same time, Heritage Foundation functioned as a mediator and practitioner of neo-conservatism, which merged diverse opinions into a more feasible plan. Relying on Ronald Reagan’s reform, during the 1970s and 1980s, Heritage Foundation turned the decision-making of American government towards neo-conservatism. The birth, development and practice of Heritage Foundation engaged implicit and explicit influence on the modern policy process, presenting a prism of a “knowledge-power” relationship.

Index Terms—Advocacy tank, heritage foundation, ideology, policy making.

The Author is with Sichuan University, China; University of Oxford, UK (e-mail: tiankaiscu@gmail.com).


Cite: Kai Tian, "Ideology and Political Culture: The Intellectual Practice of Heritage Foundation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 236-242, 2022.

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