Understanding think tanks

Think tanks are a difficult subject of study. The definition of a think tank is a heavily contested issue and a topic for heated conversations. To understand what they are we must first understand their origins and evolution over time as well as their context and their relationship with it.

There articles offer an insight into think tanks, their relationships with each other and with other actors, and into the very different contexts in which they thrive around the world.

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New Right think tanks in the US

By Raymond Struyk

The expanding population of think tanks in the United States contains a new, more politically committed, group. This comparatively young group is less driven by the goal of basing public...

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Build a think tank – open session

New and young think tanks play an important role in devising innovative and evidence-informed solutions to the complex challenges facing the world today.  But, as young and emerging organisations, there is a lot to...

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