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The best idea nobody's ever heard of

If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The modern version of this conundrum cropped up last year in an unlikely setting, when researchers at the World Bank… 919 more words

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Transparency and Funding of Think Tanks in France

A compilation of publications on think tank funding and think tank transparency and a review of relevant websites in French language published on the Transparify website… 348 more words

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A national ranking of influence: Chinese and American models

Sometimes we like rankings and sometimes we do not like rankings, here at On Think Tanks. We are not sure. They certainly get us all talking about think tanks, so maybe, that’s good enough. 656 more words

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At the End of the Day

George Carlin pointed out sixteen years ago that the way a culture uses words tells you a lot about it. As always, the Greatest 20th Century American was on the money. 1,314 more words

At The End Of The Day

Social scientists have a real opportunity to influence what politicians say in the run-up to the General Election

You may be despairing of some of the current evidence-free promises made by Government and Opposition. But there are ways for academic social scientists to rebut dodgy statements in the lead up to May, an Alliance for Useful Evidence… 1,042 more words

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Gramsci and the literature on think tanks

Of the many metaphors used to describe what think tanks do, few are as ubiquitous as the notion that they supply ammunition in the ‘battle of ideas’. 540 more words

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