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Public Policy Research Think Tanks 2011  

This is a library guide version of the latest rankings of think tanks worldwide, which is produced under the direction of Prof. James McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at Penn's International Relations Program.
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Thanks to Tulane University Libraries

Thanks to Adam Beauchamp, Social Sciences Librarian at Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, for allowing us to reproduce this beautifully done guide version of James McGann's Think Tanks rankings.


Brookings Institute - #1 Think Tank

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2011 Global Go To Think Tanks

The Global "Go-To Think Tanks"  is a comprehensive ranking of the leading think tanks worldwide.  The report was written by Professor James McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Direct links to each think tank website ranked in the listings are provided where available. 


    The 2012 Report

    The rankings in this guide reflect the 2011  report. It will be replaced by the 2012 report rankings, which can now be viewed in text form here.


    What is a Think Tank?

    Think tanks are public policy research institutes that provide research, independent analysis and advice on domestic and international issues. These organizations employ experts from academia and government who publish a wide range of scholarship including working papers, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. To date there are nearly 6,545 of these organizations currently operating worldwide.

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