Institute for Government (UK)

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Institute for Government (UK)
founded in the year 2008
City London
Country UK
address 2 Carlton Gardens London SW1Y 5AA
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 9.06.2017

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Organizational Structure and Funding

"The majority of the Institute for Government’s funding comes from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. For 2017-18, the Institute received a core grant of £3.8 million from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation towards our charitable work."[1]


2 Carlton Gardens London SW1Y 5AA


Executive board

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


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.