CSSN Research Report 2021:2: The Mises Network and Climate Policy
Report, 2021

Think tanks have played a decisive role in the organised obstruction of climate action, denying,
minimising, or derailing ambitious climate change mitigation. This research briefing reviews the case
of the Ludwig von Mises Institutes and the Property and Freedom Society, a network of
ultra-libertarian groups active around the world, which we refer to as the Mises Institute Network in
the mobilisation and the dissemination of climate policy opposition discourse. We review the origins,
the history, the global distribution and the climate-related output of 31 Mises Institutes between 2000
and 2021.

climate change


Ludwig von Mises

Think tanks


Dieter Plehwe

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Max Goldenbaum

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Archana Ramanujam

Brown University

Ruth McKie

De Montfort University

Jose Moreno

University Pompeu Fabra

Kristoffer Ekberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Galen Hall

Brown University

Lucas Araldi

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Jeremy Walker

University of Technology Sydney

Robert Brulle

Brown University

Moritz Neujeffski

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Nick Graham

University of Victoria

Milan Hrubes

University of Hradec Králové

Why is not climate science taken for real? Studies of climate change denialism

Formas (2018-00417), 2018-07-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Swedish Energy Agency (46178-1), 2018-07-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Subject Categories

Globalization Studies

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

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