I am currently working on a rather unexplored theme, namely the role of think tanks in producing knowledge within the post-Soeharto era. One of the central questions that I’m asking is how think tanks influence the policymaking process with regard to their ideological position, provided they have any. Hence, the key to answering this question is by locating them on a well-calibrated left to right scale, measuring their disposition through publications, mission statement and other recent works.
This study will be conducted independently and is not commissioned by the organization to which I’m currently attached. If you have any ideas or insights on how I could approach this work, feel free to contact me. I will welcome any kind of input as it can only enrich my perspective. Cheers!