think-tank


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think tank

An organization or group of people working to perform research and propose solutions and courses of action to another organization or group, often political parties, government bodies, or the military. President Ronald Reagan based many of his policies on the results of a study done by the Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative think tank.
See also: tank, think

think-tank

n. a place where great minds are assembled to try to think up solutions to problems or to envision the future. She spent a few months in a California think-tank, then came back to teach.
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The MoU between two think-tanks shows the development of the relation between the two countries.
It is evident, in Africa as elsewhere, that the greater the media exposure, the more relevant the think-tank is considered and therefore the easier it is to locate finance.
One of the main objectives of the think-tank also includes transforming the Senate more functional and effective.
But the matter of discriminating among think-tank categories fails to receive the attention it deserves.
The Danish government's think-tank on integration has proposed a number of recommendations on helping young immigrants prepare for the job market.
But what are these think-tanks which have risen to such prominence in our society?
As a think-tank it must be impartial, and not partisan.
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But it is in the years since 1945 that the think-tank has really proliferated, with the huge and generously-funded RAND (Research and Development) Corporation in 1948.
The think-tank proposed a different approach: the intuitive, imaginative process of dreaming.
There is some debate over exactly what constitutes a think-tank.
Behavior that would be considered a firing offense in academia is not necessarily considered in the think-tank world, especially when a scholar's work advances the institution's political mission and attracts funding.
I am very enthusiastic about this new responsibility, especially as WRI looks to its second 20 years as the leading environment and development think-tank," said Faeth.
Podesta, like the men who founded the key advocacy think-tanks on the right, is a political operative, not an academic.