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SOURCE:   Almanac of Modern Science and Education. Tambov: Gramota, 2014. № 3. P. 38-41.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Political Science
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Bulavin Aleksei Vladimirovich
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

Abstract. This article examines "think tanks" evolution in the USA as a special organizational form of expert-analytical institutions in relation to events in the social, economic, political and intellectual spheres of the American society. The author focuses particular attention on the periodization of their formation and development process and comes to the conclusion that there is an organic interconnection of the American "think tanks" institution and the existing network of the channels of influence on the USA politicians.
Key words and phrases: "мозговые тресты", "фабрики мысли", think tanks, аналитические центры, исследовательские организации, принятие решений, общественное мнение, США, "think tanks", analytical centres, research organizations, decision-making, public opinion, the USA.
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