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POL 299, 303, 342: Latin American Politics

Think Tanks (Public Policy Institutes)

Public Policy Institutes

A public policy institute, also referred to as a "think tank," is an institute, corporation, or group organized specifically to conduct interdisciplinary research. Public Policy Institutes are typically formed to research issues of policy and governmental concern and often to promote a specific set of values or point of view. While all public policy institutes claim to be objective, most will have a partisan bent and you should pay specific attention to the wording and language that each Institute uses about its mission in order to determine its underlying beliefs.