Think Tanks

The ever-useful Guardian have a special report which profiles Britain's leading think tanks, and gives contact details. I'm looking at right-wing thinktanks, more particularly as to whether any of them are researching copyright or cultural policy. We'd like to know who lit the fire for Cameron's 4 July 2007 speech at the BPI, in which he offered a 20 year extension in the term of protection for sound recordings, in exchange for the record industry's help in tackling 'our broken society'.

Right wing think tanks

  • The Adam Smith Institute - "The Adam Smith Institute is Britain’s leading innovator of free-market economic and social policies. Since 1977, it has played a key role in developing practical initiatives to inject choice and competition into public services, extend personal freedom, reduce taxes, prune back regulation, and cut government waste."
  • The Bow Group - "The Bow Group is the oldest - and one of the most influential - centre-right Think-Tanks in Britain. The Group exists to develop policy, publish research and stimulate debate within the Conservative Party. It has no corporate view, but represents all strands of Conservative opinion."
  • The Centre for Policy Studies - "The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is one of Britain’s best known and most respected think tanks. It exists to promote coherent and practical public policy, to roll back the state, reform public services, support communities, and challenge threats to Britain’s independence."
  • Policy Exchange
  • Social Market Foundation - "An independent think tank, exploring ideas that link the state and the market to create a more just, free and prosperous society."