Initiative for Science, Society and Policy

Initiative for Science, Society and Policy
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founded in the year 2009
acronym ISSP
City Odense
Country Denmark
Legal form non-independent
address Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
founder Steen Rasmussen, Tage Koed Madsen, Mark Bedau, Diana Mangalagiu
type of institution university center, higher education, academic
number of employees 16
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Behavioural economics in public governance
Last revision 30.05.2017

The ISSP is a cross university center supported by the university of South Denmark in Odense and the Roskilde university.


Organizational Structure and Funding


Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark



We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.