Humanizing think-tank analysis

De-politicizing think tanks
The UK think tank, Demos, was created in 1993 with the intention of breaking down partisan division and bring fresh thinking the "antiquated language and structures" of British politics. The group believes that respect for the political process is declining because of the inability of government and political institutions to adapt to deal with the big problems. The core of the group is formed by an advisory council of 21 public figures drawn from academic and cultural worlds, big business and the financial sector, trade unions and the media, but no representatives from any political parties. Demos aims to produce up to eight reports a year on the whole gamut of social and political issues, but concentration initially on the major strategic issues facing the UK. The first report on taxation and government spending examines examines the idea that the public would help decide more directly on the distribution of earmarked taxation.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions