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America's Development Foundation
America's Development Foundation (ADF) is a U.S. nonprofit private voluntary organization (PVO) established in 1980. It is dedicated to assisting the international development of democracy. ADF provides technical assistance, training, and grants to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) building civil society in support of democracy in countries throughout the world. ADF has experience working in thirty countries in Eastern Europe, Russia/NIS, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa.
American Legislative Exchange Councel (ALEC)
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest bipartisan individual membership organization of state legislators, with nearly 3,000 members across America.
The Aspen Institute is a global forum that convenes leaders from diverse disciplines to address critical issues that confront societies, organizations, and individuals. Utilizing the rigorous discipline of informed dialogue and inquiry, the Institute's seminar and policy programs enhance the participants' ability to think clearly about such issues, mindful of the primacy of the moral perspective and the importance of differing viewpoints.
Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Incorporated in 1981, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation helps to create, develop, advise, and support independent public policy research institutes internationally. Atlas serves institutes by offering advice and referrals, financial assistance, informational workshop programs, and access to an international network of leaders and scholars who share the common goal of promoting a free society.
Since 1981, the Benton Foundation has worked to realize the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of communications. Through its projects, the foundation seeks to shape the emerging communications environment in the public interest. Bridging the worlds of philanthropy, public policy and community action, Benton demonstrates and promotes the use of digital media to engage, equip and connect people to solve social problems.
Capital Research Center
CRC studies issues in philanthropy, with a focus on non-profit advocacy groups, their funding sources, their agendas, and their impact on public policy.
CEI.ORG: Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace.
Center for Democracy and Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
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 Public Integrity
The Center's mission is to provide the American public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics-related issues. The Center's books, reports, and newsletters uniquely combine political science and investigative reporting, unfettered by the usual time and space constraints. For that reason, The New Yorker has called the Center "a journalistic utopia." The president of the National Press Club has described the Center as "a significant force in the nation's capital, a new government watchdog. . . [which has] developed a reputation for being tough but fair. . . a conscience for the news media and politicians alike."
Center for the Study of Democracy
Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Bulgaria through impact on policy and civil society.
Christian Coalition of America
Christian Coalition was founded in 1989 by Pat Robertson to give Christians a voice in government. We represent a growing group of over 2 million members and supporters who believe it's time for people of faith to have a voice in the conversation we call democracy.
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Our Mission: 1) to take conservative ideas to young women and to mentor them into effective leaders, and 2) to make parents preeminent in the education of their children.
Common Cause - Citizens working to end special-interest politics and reform government ethics.
Consumer Alert - The Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Informing Consumers
Consumer Alert promotes consumer benefits of competitive enterprise and sound economic, scientific, and risk data in public policy decisions.
The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. It publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform.
Democracy - Charter88 (UK)
Charter88 is the independent campaign for a modern and fair democracy in the UK. This site contains essential information on matters relating to constitutional reform in the UK.
('Links' will take you to Constitutions of the World.)
Education Policy Institute
EPI provides education research and policy analysis from a public choice and pro-market perspective, as well as expert commentary on teacher unions, collective bargaining in education, PTA issues, and education reform matters.
Empower America is devoted to ensuring that government actions foster growth, economic well-being, freedom and individual responsibility. The ideas that have fueled America's stunning economic expansion - opportunity, competition, ownership and freedom - must be the framework for reform of century-old public systems such as K-12 education, the tax code and social security. Uniquely positioned in Washington, Empower America bridges the gap between the array of think tanks that produce white papers on the public-policy debate and the actual enactment of policy. In implementing our free-market, entrepreneurial principles into law, we are convinced, through actual experience, that we are the most effective "delivery" system in existence.
Frontiers of Freedom Institute
Frontiers of Freedom is solely dedicated to maintaining and restoring the American system of limited government and individual rights. Founded in 1995 by Malcolm Wallop upon his retirement from the U. S. Senate, Frontiers regards the Constitution, not as Congress sees it-an impediment to more efficient government-but as the pole star of America's future. Frontiers seeks to lead the conservative movement from the front line of the battle against an ever more powerful and intrusive federal government. Frontiers of Freedom is the antithesis to the Sierra Club and Vice President Al Gore's Earth in the Balance.
The Goldwater Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research papers, editorials, and policy briefings, the Institute advocates public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.
"This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights, and its method of representative government. Both our social and economic systems are based on private enterprise from which springs initiative and ingenuity. . . .Ours is a system where the Federal Government should undertake no governmental, social or economic action, except where local government, or the people, cannot undertake it for themselves. . . . The overall mission of this Institution is, from its records, to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life. This Institution is not, and must not be, a mere library. But with these purposes as its goal, the Institution itself must constantly and dynamically point the road to peace, to personal freedom, and to the safeguards of the American system." - Herbert Hoover, Founder.
The mission of The Independent Institute is to transcend the all-too-common politicization and superficiality of public policy research and debate, redefine the debate over public issues, and foster new and effective directions for government reform.
(While you're here, be sure to check out the links as it is rather lengthy.)
Institute for American Liberty
The Institute for American Liberty is a non-profit corporation established for educational and literary purposes. Its mission is to present to the public literature, facts and viewpoints related to American Liberty, its virtues, principles and history based primarily upon the Constitution of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, Washington's Farewell Address, the writings of the "Founding Fathers," the writings of other U.S. Presidents, statesmen and patriots, and other historical writings and analyses.
Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)
Welcome to the Institute for Humane Studies, a unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with a special interest in individual liberty.
Institute for Justice: Litigating for Liberty
Institute For Justice - Civil Liberties Non-Profit Law Firm. A Public Interest Law Firm That's In Court On Behalf Of Your Rights. A Libertarian Public Interest Law Firm. Pursuing Litigation On Behalf Of Individuals Whose Basic Rights Are Denied By The State - Rights Like Economic Liberty, Private Property Rights, Right To School Choice, & Right To Free Speech. Publishers Of Liberty & Law Newsletter.
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) (UK)
The Mission of The Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve public understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society, with particular reference to the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.
ISCF (Institute for the Study of Civic Values)
The Institute for the Study of Civic Values is a non-profit organization established in Philadelphia in 1973 to promote the fulfillment of America's historic civic ideals.
International Relations and Security Network
The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is an initiative designed to promote the free flow of unclassified information and to facilitate cooperation through training and education using modern information technology. The ISN consists of a range of high-quality services for people working in international relations and security policy. These services include news bulletins and backgrounds on current events, a limited area search service, annotated links directories, research reports and publications, distance learning modules, educational and training activities, and conferences and seminars.
Libertarian.Org, Home Page for Libertarianism
For people who are exploring libertarianism, whether they are long-time libertarians or investigating this political philosophy for the first time.
The Manhattan Institute is a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.
Media Access Project
Media Access Project, a twenty-five year old public interest telecommunications law firm, meets these needs through its program of policy advocacy at the FCC and the Courts, advocacy in the media and other public fora, and day-to-day counseling of civic organizations and individuals.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is an education, research, and outreach organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to bridge academic theory and real-world practice.
IEDM - L'Institut économique de Montréal / Montreal Economic Institute (IEDM)
Montreal Economic Institute or IEDM) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute. Recognizing that economic methodology is founded upon individual liberty, entrepreneurship and market-based solutions, the Institute endeavours to promote an economic approach to the study of public policy issues.