|founded in the year||2000|
|address||55 Tufton Street Westminster London SW1P 3QL|
|Networks||Stockholm Network, 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|
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Organizational Structure and Funding
55 Tufton Street Westminster London SW1P 3QL
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- David Green, Director
- Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger, (former)
- John C. Grech, (former)
- Simon Coombs, (former)
- Andy Gatesy, (former)
- Bernard Mallia, (former)
- Anastasia De Waal, Deputy Director
- Adrian Said, (former)
- Robert Whelan, Editorial Director
- Caroline Sciortino, (former)
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).
- Vinson Roddam Dene, Trustee
- Silvia Le Marchant, Trustee
- Alan Rudge, Trustee
- Justin Shaw, Trustee
- Ivan Bradbury, Trustee (Chairman)
- Peter Saunders, Trustee
- Meg Allen, Trustee
- David Costain, (Treasurer)
Experts are not permanently employed at the Think Tank. They are paid for contract research when their expertise is needed. Some Think Tanks call a database of hundred or even more experts their own.
- Catherine Hakim, Senior Fellow
- Jon Gower Davies, Senior Fellow
- Jonathan Foreman, Senior Fellow
- Peter Saunders, Senior Fellow
- David Conway, Senior Fellow
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.
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.