The Istituto Affari Internazionali as non-state actor for Italy's foreign policy?
The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) is an example of a think tank working in the field of Italy’s foreign and defence policy since its establishment in 1965. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the IAI’s activities, working from the Institute’s archives and interviews with its founding members and leading personalities. This paper also draws from existing literature on think tanks, in order to understand how a non-state actor like the IAI can contribute to shaping a state’s foreign and defence policy.
Versione rivista dello studio “L’Istituto Affari Internazionali attore della politica estera italiana? Problematiche di analisi di un attore non statale” elaborato e presentato da Jean-Pierre Darnis e Carolina De Simone al XXVIII convegno annuale della Società italiana di Scienza politica (SISP), Perugia, 11-13 settembre 2014.