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*Public Administration | Program Guide: Think Tanks & Interest Groups

A guide to online Public Administration research for APUS faculty and students.

Interest Groups

Libertarian think tanks (sample)

Liberal think tanks (sample)

About think tanks

Think tanks are defined as "institutions affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity." (Harvard University)

Click this link to find Think Tank Reports:

think tank search

You can also find think tank reports in our library database called Columbia International Affairs Online Journals (CIAO). Type in a keyword and then limit your search to working papers to see think tank reports.


Conservative think tanks (sample)

Non-Partisan/Independent Think Tanks (sample)