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    Brookings Institution - A private, independent, nonprofit research organization, Brookings seeks to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies. Web site contains briefing papers, analyses, and other resources related to many current issues in areas such as foreign policy, economics and finance, education policy, government affairs, and urban management.

    Cato Institute - Promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peaceful international relations. Thousands of studies and articles available online as well as streaming audio and video of institute events. Site updated daily.

    Discovery Institute - A non-profit, non-partisan public-policy center headquartered in Seattle, WA and focusing on national and international issues.

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - The Center is a research institute that conducts analyses on government policies and programs.

    Goldwater Institute - Independent research and educational organization studying public policy. Research papers, editorials, and policy briefings advocate policy founded on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Topics: health care, privatization, education...

    Florida Monitor - The Florida Monitor is the web site of the Florida Legislature's program evaluation office. Hundreds of policy studies and other research and information products are available for download. Topics evaluated include all aspects of Florida's state government.

    The Urban Institute - Investigation and analysis of U.S. social and economic problems and issues, including the New Federalism, welfare and welfare-to-work, Medicare, and disabilities issues. Usually liberal perspective.

    Anderson Economic Group - Provides public policy analysis for private, public and government sectors.

    Cascade Policy Institute - Oregon based free market think tank.

    New Jersey Policy Perspective - New Jersey Policy Perspective is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research on public policy issues in New Jersey.

    Pacific Council on International Policy - A leadership forum bringing together "live wires" from around the Pacific Rim to exchange information and analysis on major international trends and policy choices. Based in Los Angeles, CA.

    National Legal Foundation - A non-profit Christian constitutional litigation firm and policy think tank committed to restoring America's Biblical foundations.

    Kuyper Institute - Political think tank sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Paleo Orthodoxy. It focuses on applying biblical standards to politics, particularly House and Senate races.

    The Rand Institute - Studies developments in many areas, including national defense, education and training, health care, criminal and civil justice, labor and population, science and technology, community development, international relations, and regional studies.

    The Center for Strategic & International Studies - A public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS is the only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. domestic and economic policy, and U.S. foreign policy and national security issues.

    The Heritage Foundation - A conservative think tank that publishes research on domestic, economic, foreign and defense policy.

    The Claremont Institute - The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.

    New Democrats Online - The Democratic Leadership Council's (DLC) online community, an idea marketplace for the elected leaders at the forefront of the New Democrat movement, offering political commentary, policy analysis,and legislative ideas, along with discussion forums and email newsletters.

    The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - AEI is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom--government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense.

    National Institute for Labor Relations Research - The Institute provides the supplementary analysis and research necessary to expose the inequities of compulsory unionism.

    The Century Foundation - A liberal research foundation that undertakes timely and critical analyses of major economic, political, and social institutions and issues

    Manhattan Institute - A nonpartisan, independent research and educational organization, the Institute's goal is to develop and encourage public policies at all levels of government which will allow individuals the greatest scope for achieving their potential, both as participants in a productive economy and as members of a functioning society.

    Independence Institute - A non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization established upon the eternal truths of the Declaration of Independence and dedicated to providing timely information to concerned citizens, government officials, and public opinion leaders.

    Economic Policy Institute - Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

    Employment Policy Foundation Homepage - A research and education foundation whose purpose is to provide policymakers and the public with the highest quality economic analysis and commentary on U.S. employment policies affecting the competitive goals of American industry and the people it employs.

    Reason Public Policy Institute - The RPPI, a division of the Reason Foundation, is a national public policy think tank based in Los Angeles.

    The Independent Institute - A nonprofit, scholarly research and educational organization which sponsors comprehensive studies on political economy.

    Mackinac Center for Public Policy - A nonpartisan research and educational organization devoted to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.

    Center of the American Experiment - A nonpartisan, tax-exempt public policy and educational institution based in Minnesota. Focus: improving education, reducing poverty & crime, strengthening economy/free market.

    Social Issues Research Centre - An independent, non-profit organization founded to conduct research on social and lifestyle issues, trends, and human behavior. Campaigns against scares.

    Pacific Research Institute - San Francisco-based public policy think tank promoting individual freedom and personal responsibility.

    The James Madison Institute - A Florida-based public policy research organization dedicated to promoting economic freedom, limited government, federalism, traditional values, the rule of law, and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility

    Ethan Allen Institute Home Page - Vermont's free-market public policy research and education organization - a "think tank" for issues affecting Vermonters.

    Pioneer Institute - a nonprofit, nonpartisan, Boston-based public policy research institute.

    The Heartland Institute - Chicago based think tank promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, and free markets.

    Evergreen Freedom Foundation - Advancing individual liberty, free enterprise and responsible government in Washington State and nationwide. Teachers vs. unions, health and welfare reform, the Taxpayer's Titanic.

    Georgia Public Policy Foundation - A nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education foundation dedicated to keeping all Georgians informed about their government. Believes in limited government, private enterprise and individual responsibility.

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - A presidential memorial that fosters scholarship and dialogue in the humanities and the social sciences. The Center pursues work on three interregional, interdisciplinary themes: ethnicity, comparative urban studies, and governance.

    Thoreau Institute - Seeks ways to protect the environment without regulation, bureaucracy, or central control.

    Hudson Institute - Indianapolis-based internationally recognized public policy research organization that forecasts trends and develops solutions for governments, businesses and the public. Addresses domestic and international policy issues.

    National Center for Policy Analysis - A nonprofit public policy research institute.

    The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research - BHI is a free-market think tank based in Suffolk University Boston, MA. It studies the public policy areas of state tax policy, privatization, welfare reform, compassion tax credits, regulatory reform and other areas from a market perspective.

    The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy - Pennsylvania-based Conservative think tank devoted to local issues.

    The Calvert Institute for Policy Research - A non-partisan, educational institution dedicated to the research and propagation of solutions to Maryland state and local public-policy concerns based upon the principles of free markets and personal responsibility.

    Nevada Policy Research Institute - Nevada-based non-partisan and non-profit public policy research and education organization.

    Atlantic Institute for Market Studies - Canadian think tank.

    Center for the Study of American Business - CSAB is a public policy research institute analyzing critical issues facing American Business.

    The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy - A New Hampshire-based think tank.

    Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions - Improving the lives of all Ohioans by promoting free market ideas and limited government.

    The Commonwealth Foundation Index - A conservative, independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization based in Pennsylvania that is committed to furthering the goals of free-market, libertarian, economic growth and individual opportunity.

    Free Congress Foundation - A politically and culturally conservative think tank whose main focus is on the Culture War.

    Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty - The Institute works with church leadership, educational institutions, and individuals in business or the ministry to promote an understanding of market principles and to encourage the economic freedom that creates opportunity for all.

    Kansas Public Policy Institute - Dedicated to the constitutional principles of limited government, open markets, and individual freedom and responsibility, serves as an independent source of information regarding public policy issues.

    Citizens for a Sound Economy - Advocates market-based solutions to public policy problems.

    Hoover Institution - A think tank on the campus of Stanford University, dedicated to research in domestic policy and international affairs, committed to generating ideas that define a free society.

    The Locke Institute - An independent, non-partisan educational and research organization. Named for the philosopher and political theorist John Locke (1632-1704), the Institute ascribes to his theory that society is based on natural law and that the individual is the ultimate source of political sovereignty.

    The Priorities Institute - Explores regional land use planning, sustainable, carfree city design, 21st century constitutions, holistic indexing

    Ludwig von Mises Institute - An educational and scholarly center of the Austrian School of economics and classical liberalism. The Institute supports a free-market, private-property order, and opposes government power as economically and morally destructive.

    Institute for Women's Policy Research - A non-profit organization dedicated to researching policy issues of critical importance for women. IWPR's policy areas include poverty and welfare, family and work, health care and domestic violence, and employment.

    Citizens Research Council of Michigan - A privately funded, not-for-profit public affairs research organization.

    Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy - Founded at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, to identify, scientifically evaluate, and implement through public policy, promising new technologies and programs that offer practical solutions to problems facing our nation.

    Oregon Center for Public Policy - Liberal public policy think tank that assists Oregonians by expanding the debate on tax and budget policies.

    Competitive Enterprise Institute - A non-profit public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. Believes that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace.

    The Sutherland Institute - A non-profit, non-partisan Utah-based public policy research organization whose goal is to encourage public policy solutions that allow individual initiative to flourish, and that support limited government, private property rights, and personal responsibility.

    Regulatory Policy Center - Focuses on government regulation of the economy and society. Its work falls into five major areas: The personal right to own and use property; intellectual property; problems of doing business in the digital age, with special attention to antitrust and telecommunications; the growing power and punitiveness of the Regulatory State; and environmental protection.

    Rockefeller Institute of Government - Actively involved nationally in research and special projects on the role of state governments in American federalism and the management and finances of both state and local governments in major areas of domestic public affairs.

    Reason Foundation - A national research and educational organization that explores and promotes public policies based on rationality and freedom.

    Public Policy Institute of California - A private, non profit organization dedicated to independent, nonpartisan research on California's economic, social, and political issues.

    The Jerome Levy Economics Institute - A nonprofit, nonpartisan, independently funded research organization devoted to public service. Through scholarship and economic forecasting it generates viable, effective public policy responses to important economic problems that profoundly affect the quality of life in the United States and abroad.

    The Ethics and Public Policy Center - Studies the interconnections between religious faith, political practice and social values.

    Fraser Institute - Canadian free market think tank.

    Morrison Institute for Public Policy - An Arizona State University resource for objective policy analysis and expertise. The Institute researches public policy issues, informs policy makers and residents, and advises leaders on choices and actions.

    The National Center for Public Policy Research - A conservative policy institute covering Congress, insider political information, the environment, regulations, legal reform, retirement security, Social Security, race relations, campaign reform, affirmative action and more.

    New Policy Institute - A progressive, independent think tank, focusing on government policy for services, from health and education to finance.

    Community Services Council - Newfoundland and Labrador - A social development, research, planning and service organization, dedicated to citizen engagement and the promotion of volunteerism.

    Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation - A nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people.

    Interhemispheric Resource Center - A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide information and analysis that increase social and economic justice throughout the world.

    Annenberg Public Policy Center - University of Pennsylvania think tank which studies issues of public policy and scholarly interest. Detailed calendar of lectures, conferences, and other events.

    The Quixote Center for Faith-Based Social Justice - Working for social justice in Nicaragua and Haiti, equality in the Catholic Church, and an end to the death penalty.

    Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) - A membership-based non-profit think tank dedicated to studying the relationship between Islam and democracy.

    International Center for Peace and Development - The ICPD conducts research projects on a wide range of issues concerning global security, conversion of resources from military to civilian purposes, food security, employment, economic development, and the environment.

    Brownstone Policy Institute - A Republican-oriented think tank in Brooklyn, New York.

    Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies - A U.S. national, nonprofit institution that conducts research on public policy issues of special concern to African Americans.

    The Arab American Institute - Provides leadership training and strategies in electoral politics and policy issues that concern Arab Americans.

    The Centre for Independent Studies - Australia-based policy institute which emphasizes the role of the free market in an open society and other voluntary processes in providing many of the goods and services normally supplied by the compulsory methods of government.

    Progressive Policy Institute - A public policy center shaping the "Third Way" governing agenda.

    Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development - A policy-oriented research and consulting organization. Promotes international cooperation for security and ecologically sustainable development. Programs embrace both global and regional issues, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

    South Carolina Policy Council Education Foundation - A nonpartisan, tax-exempt public policy research and education foundation. Its mission is to educate members and all South Carolinians about state and local public policy based on the traditional South Carolina values of individual liberty and responsibility, free enterprise and limited government.

    American Freedom Center - A nonprofit public policy research and educational center dedicated to educating the public regarding the conservative cause.

    Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute - Takes conservative ideas to young women and mentors them into effective leaders, and works to make parents preeminent in the education of their children.

    Ohio Roundtable and Ohio Freedom Forum - A non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization dedicated to restoring traditional, Judeo-Christian principles to American public policy.

    Center for Public Justice - A Christian independent civic education and public policy research organization

    Wildflowers Institute - Emerging from the United States-China Educational Institute (USCEI), a not-for-profit organization working for over 20 years on building relationships, personal networks, and cultural understanding between American and Chinese leaders and professionals.

    R. Buckminster Fuller Institute - Inspired by the principles articulated by Buckminster Fuller, BFI hopes to empower site visitors to see the big picture and exercise individual initiative so that everyone on board our Spaceship Earth can live abundantly and successfully on an ecologically sustainable basis.

    Canada West Foundation - Aims at bringing Western perspectives to Canadian policy debates.

    Drum Major Institute - A non-partisan organization dedicated to providing a sustained environment for the open discussion of major policy issues with the goal of fostering courageous leadership, informed citizens and creative solutions for the benefit of the public good.

    Political Research Associates - Monitors and analyzes the organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right.

    The Center for the Study of Technology and Society - A nonprofit research and educational organization which considers the social effects of technological change.

    National Strategy Forum - An education and research institution committed to enhancing public involvement in matters of national strategy. Forum programs and publications address national strategy in all its dimensions: diplomacy, security, economics, culture, history, geography, and politics.

    The George C. Marshall Institute - Information on science and public policy issues (e.g. global warming, defense technology) for students, teachers, scientists, the media and lawmakers.

    The Simple Society - A vision, both bold and broad of a simpler, more humane society that actually solves problems, treats everyone fairly and helps everyone achieve their full potential.

    The Nation Institute - A liberal-left independently funded and administered organization, committed to a just society and the principles of the First Amendment.

    C.D. Howe Institute - Canadian economic and social policy think tank.

    Today Foundation - A Dallas-based non-profit organization with interests in education and criminal justice. Projects of the Today Foundation include the Children's Education Fund and Associated Texans Against Crime.

    Public Policy Forum - A nonpartisan public policy research organization and good government watchdog.

    Public Interest Institute - A non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization located on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The Institute promotes the importance of a free-enterprise economic system and limited government in society based upon individual freedom and liberty.

    The Carter Center - A nonprofit public policy center founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to fight disease, hunger, poverty, conflict, and oppression around the world.

    McGregor Consulting Group - Carries out research and education on a variety of issues: consumer, family and home economics education and peace, citizenship and human rights.

    New America Foundation - Attempts to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of America's public discourse and seeks to reshape our public debate by investing in outstanding individuals and ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum.

    Bastiat Institute - Explores the libertarian perspective on public policy.

    Virginia Institute for Public Policy - An independent, nonpartisan, education and research organization committed to the goals of individual opportunity and economic growth.

    Tennessee Institute for Public Policy - Works to help the people of Tennessee understand and practice the fundmentals of a free society: the inseparability of personal and economic freedom, the moral and religious foundation of liberty, accontability for one's actions, and respect for the lives and property of others.

    The John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs - An academic forum for the study, research and discussion of the principles and practices of American constitutional government and politics.

    Center for Public Intellectuals - The Center was created to re-engage the public in vital intellectual issues and examine how, why and under what conditions public intellectuals can help to transform society. Fosters collaborations among diverse groups, sponsor symposia, cultural events, and other innovative projects in order to enliven public discourse and promote social change.

    Center for Retirement Research - Organization established in 1998 dedicated to the research and dissemination of retirement policy issues as well as to widening access to related data sources.

    Center for Public Policy Priorities - A non-partisan research organization committed to improving public policies and private practices that influence the economic and social prospects and conditions of individuals, families, and communities.

    Council for Emerging National Security Affairs - Seeks to become the premier venue for virtual collaboration in addressing emerging national security affairs and policy renewal.

    E.K.O.M.E. - An independent institute promoting free-market economics and a strong Greek presence in international politics. Lists books, publications, and related links.

    Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. - EIC's mission is to lead the entertainment industry in bringing its power and influence to bear on health and social issues.

    Center for the Study of Popular Culture - Focuses on political correctness and multiculturalism. Publishes articles and conducts some legal activism.

    Research Unlimited - List of official sites of 200 leading think tanks and policy groups around the world, mostly in the United States.

    The Club of Rome - Non-profit, international think tank; information about research areas and methodology, activities, publication archive, organizational information, and related links.

    INURA - International Network for Urban Research and Action - Network of people involved in action and research in urban areas, on issues such as social exclusion, community-led environmental schemes, and social housing.

    Jews for Morality - On the socio-moral issues of the day. Concerning the kulturkampf of secular humanism against Judaeo-Christian requirements for human conduct, from the standpoint of traditional Judaism

    Mathematica Research - Public policy research organization.

    Great Plains Public Policy Institute - Great Plains Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy and educational institution in South Dakota. GPPPI conducts educational events, public forums and scholarly research to give citizens and policy makers qualified recommendations.

    International Institute for Democracy - Focuses on European and other international issues.

    Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) - Based at the London School of Economics, ASEN is concerned with advancing the study of ethnicity and nationalism. Provides bulletin, lectures and seminar speaker profiles, membership info, and conference announcements.

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