Liberalni Institute

Liberalni Institute
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founded in the year 1989
City Prague
Country Czech Republic
Website http://www.libinst.cz/domu
address Spalena 51, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
founder Miroslav Ševčík, Ján Pavlík
number of employees 4
Networks Atlas Network (Europe), New Direction Foundation, Think Tank
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). Austerity politics
Last revision 24.09.2016
Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.
People n = 15
Presences n = 78

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Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.

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The Liberalni Institute is a non-profit institution. It emerged from the F.A. Hayek Society. The Liberalni Institute sees itself in the tradition of classically liberal thinkers, like Friedrich August von Hayek. The advisory board earlier had decided to withdraw from the Stockholm Network, because this network too strongly advocates particular economic interests.

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Organizational Structure and Funding

The Liberalni Institute consists of a supervisory board with three members and directorate as well as an advisory board with eight members.

Address

Spalena 51, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

People

Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

  • Miroslav Ševčík, (former) Director and chairman of the board, Director and chairman of the board
  • Ján Pavlík, Founder and (former) vice-chairman of the board, Chairman

Staff

People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.


Advisory board

People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)

Supervisory board

People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).

  • Ján Pavlík, Founder and (former) vice-chairman of the board, Chairman




Working mode, goals

The institute runs education programs (such as summer schools), conducts research, holds cultural events (e.g. panel discussions), and publishes in the media. Representatives of other liberal think tanks (e.g. Boudewijn Bouckaert)are regularly invited to contribute to the summer schools.

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Liberalni Institute

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Liberalni Institute claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Liberalni Institute.

Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks

Topics

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.

  • Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Financial Programming and the Budget
  • Environment
  • Public Services

Semantic Fields

What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.

  • Limiting public debt (Austerity Politics): The institute runs the project »Debtville«, which shall raise public awareness of the inflated and unsustainable public debt especially in the Czech Republic.[1]
  • Limiting public debt (Austerity politics): The institute runs the project »Debtville«, which shall raise public awareness of the inflated and unsustainable public debt especially in the Czech Republic.[2]
  • Limiting public debt (Austerity politics): The institute runs the project »Debtville«, which shall raise public awareness of the inflated and unsustainable public debt especially in the Czech Republic.[3]


References

  1. http://debtville.cz/en/about.html
  2. http://debtville.cz/en/about.html
  3. http://debtville.cz/en/about.html