Political Resources: Think Tanks, Organizations, and Government

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Political Resources – Think Tanks, Organizations, and Government 
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Government sources:
http://www..bea.doc.gov (bureau of economic analysis)

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Center for Media and Public Affairs
The CMPA is a nonpartisan research and educational organization, which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
The Acton Institute is a non-profit educational and literary center that promotes respect for religious pluralism, individual liberty, voluntary exchange in free and open markets, and limited government. Our research and activities are designed to heighten serious discourse on a wide range of issues related to religion and liberty.

Africa Action
Africa Action is a national organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis combined with the mobilization of public pressure we work to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa.

Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI) was founded to study, promote, and extend the principles of classical liberalism: political equality, civil liberty, and economic freedom.

American Policy Center
The American Policy Center is a privately funded, non-profit, grassroots action and education foundation, dedicated to the promotion of free enterprise and limited government regulations over commerce and individuals.
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
APPAM aspires to be the leading professional organization dedicated to blending the talents of researchers, educators, and practitioners in the production, dissemination and application of analysis bearing on public concerns.
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information
The Brechner Center provides information about media law developments in Florida and is a member of the National FOI Coalition. Center personnel regularly discuss freedom of information issues with public officials, the media, and individual citizens. As one of the few freedom of information centers housed in an academic institution, the Center also sponsors research and produces publications.

Bureau of Governmental Research
The Bureau of Governmental Research is a private, non-profit, citizen-supported research organization dedicated to informed public-policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of local governments in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
Center for Equal Opportunity
As the only think tank devoted exclusively to the promotion of colorblind equal opportunity and racial harmony, the Center for Equal Opportunity is uniquely positioned to counter the divisive impact of race conscious public policies. CEO focuses on three areas in particular: racial preferences, immigration and assimilation, and multicultural education. Center for Governmental Studies
The Center’s missions and goals are to enhance the quality and quantity of governmental information available to citizens through the use of modern communications technologies; to expand the opportunities of citizens to participate in the elective and governmental processes; to improve the integrity of governmental decision-making; to strengthen the government’s responsiveness to the public’s interests; and to help restore public trust in government and the electoral process.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies is the world’s largest non-governmental organization devoted to combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Center for Policy Alternatives
The Center for Policy Alternatives is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan public policy and leadership development center devoted to community-based solutions that strengthen families and communities. Center for Politics
In order to strengthen American democracy, the Center for Politics promotes the value of politics and seeks to improve civics education and increase civic participation through comprehensive research, pragmatic analysis, and innovative educational programs.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
CSIS is the only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world’s major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, the emerging markets, U.S. domestic and economic policy related to the Strengthening of America, and U.S. foreign policy and national security issues.

Center for the New West
It’s mission is to advance America’s new economy and the strength and vitality of its civic institutions. Their objectives are to promote the enterprise economy; foster balanced growth and economic development; develop and refine ideas that drive policy in the public and private sectors, especially market-oriented solutions to public policy problems; provide forums for the exchange of ideas and information on issues that affect economic and social well- being; help leaders in both the public and private sectors deal with dramatic changes in demography, family life, the workplace and the global marketplace – what we call the New Economy; improve awareness of the West among national and international opinion leaders, especially the media; and provide a platform and support systems, including analytical resources, for Western leaders to address regional, national and global issues.

Center for Women Policy Studies
The Center for Women Policy Studies is an independent, national multiethnic and multicultural feminist policy research and advocacy institution. The Center addresses cutting edge issues that have significant implications for women and seeks to incorporate the perspectives of women, in all their diversity, in the formulation of public policy that ensures the just and equitable treatment of women.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Investigates interplay of gender and poverty.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
CBPP is a non-partisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate-income people.

Claremont Institute
The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. To recover the Founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accounted government that respects private property, promoting stable family life, and maintaining a strong defense.

Committee for the Study of the American Electorate
CSAE is a Washington-based, non-partisan, non-profit tax exempt research institution with a primary focus on issues surrounding citizen engagement in politics. The Committee’s continuing program includes both research and non-partisan public policy addressing those issues relevant to political participation.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network
CIESIN is a private, non-profit corporation with members from leading universities and non-government research organizations. The corporation was formed in response to a directive by the United States Congress and is dedicated to furthering the interdisciplinary study of global environmental change. CIESIN is agency-neutral, specializing in the access and integration of physical, natural, and socioeconomic information across scientific disciplines.

Council on Foreign Relations
he Council on Foreign Relations is a nonpartisan membership organization, research center, and publisher. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.

Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization working to broaden the public debate on drug policy and to promote realistic alternatives to the war on drugs based on science, compassion, public health and human rights. The Alliance was formerly known as The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation.