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The ideas industry, Daniel W. Drezner

Label
The ideas industry
Title
The ideas industry
Statement of responsibility
Daniel W. Drezner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied mythology. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Foreign Affairs, they are expected to opine on a broad array of topics, from foreign policy to literature to economics. Yet in recent years a new kind of thinker has supplanted that archetype: the thought leader. Equipped with one big idea, thought leaders focus their energies on TED talks more than highbrow periodicals. How did this shift happen? In The Ideas Industry, Daniel W. Drezner points to the roles of political polarization, heightened inequality, and eroding trust in authority as ushering in the change. In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as single-idea merchants. Their ideas are often laudable and highly ambitious: ending global poverty by 2025, for example. But instead of a class composed of university professors and freelance intellectuals debating in highbrow magazines, thought leaders can bypass traditional gatekeepers to directly influence policymakers and the public. They are more immune to criticism--and in this century, the criticism of public intellectuals also counts for less. Three factors have reshaped the world of ideas: waning trust in expertise, increasing political polarization and rising levels of plutocracy. The erosion of trust has lowered the barriers to entry in the marketplace of ideas. Thought leaders don't need doctorates or fellowships to advance their arguments. Polarization is hardly a new phenomenon, but in contrast to their predecessors, today's intellectuals are more likely to enjoy the support of ideologically friendly private funders and be housed in ideologically-driven think tanks. Increasing inequality is a key driver: more than ever before, contemporary plutocrats fund intellectuals and policy shops that generate arguments that align with their own. There are downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, but Drezner argues that it is very good at broadcasting ideas widely and reaching large audiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West."--
  • "Daniel W. Drezner's The Ideas Industry traces the trajectory of the public intellectual from the early 20th century to its present form of the "thought leader." It will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West"--
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Drezner, Daniel W
Dewey number
001.1
Index
index present
LC call number
AZ362
LC item number
.D74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Association pour l'Innovation et le Dynamisme Economique dans l'Entreprise
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Research institutes
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Research institutes
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Intellektueller
  • Thinktank
  • Politisches Denken
  • Globalisierung
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Research institutes
Label
The ideas industry, Daniel W. Drezner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The transmogrification -- 1. Do ideas even matter? -- 2. How pessimists, partisans, and plutocrats are changing the marketplace of ideas -- 3. The standard indictment against the academy -- 4. The disciplines : why economics thrives while political science survives -- 5. This is not your father's think tank -- 6. The booming private market for public ideas -- 7. The promise and perils of intellectual brands -- 8. Is the ideas industry working? -- 9. Tweeting ideas : or, the requisite chapter on social media -- Conclusion. The Dark Knight theory of the ideas industry
Control code
ocn960030674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780190264628
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2016047087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190264604
  • (OCoLC)960030674
Label
The ideas industry, Daniel W. Drezner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The transmogrification -- 1. Do ideas even matter? -- 2. How pessimists, partisans, and plutocrats are changing the marketplace of ideas -- 3. The standard indictment against the academy -- 4. The disciplines : why economics thrives while political science survives -- 5. This is not your father's think tank -- 6. The booming private market for public ideas -- 7. The promise and perils of intellectual brands -- 8. Is the ideas industry working? -- 9. Tweeting ideas : or, the requisite chapter on social media -- Conclusion. The Dark Knight theory of the ideas industry
Control code
ocn960030674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780190264628
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2016047087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190264604
  • (OCoLC)960030674

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