University Policy Centers and Institutes: The Think Tank as Public Service Function
Keywords:Higher Education, Public Policy Centers
AbstractPublic policy centers and institutes are a growing and visible part of many universities. They appear to be a cross between a think tank and an academic unit that provides public service. Such centers and institutes focus on policy research and facilitation of public discourse. A national survey reveals the faculty role in their work, the applied multidisciplinary nature of their activities, and the impact they have on public policy-making.
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