American Enterprise Institute - Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom - government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense - through scholarly research, open debate, and publications.
Brookings Institute - Functions as an independent analyst and critic, committed to publishing its findings for the information of the public. In its conferences and activities, it serves as a bridge between scholarship and public policy, bringing new knowledge to decision makers and affording scholars a better insight into public policy issues.
Cato Institute - A non-partisan public policy research foundation that seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of more options that are consistent with the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, and peace.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - A nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.
Council on Foreign Relations - The Council is a national membership organization and think tank with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. The Council's mission is to foster America's understanding of other nations - their peoples, cultures, histories, hopes, quarrels, and ambitions - and thus to serve our nation through study and debate, private and public. Founded in 1921.
Economic Policy Institute - A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a fair economy.
Heritage Foundation - A research and educational institute whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Institute for Womens Policy Research (IWPR) - A public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.
OMB Watch - Formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which oversees regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and much more.
Rand Corporation - A nonprofit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world.
Russell Sage - American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.
Thirty-Thousand - A non-partisan web pamphlet that is not affiliated with any political organization. TTO provides information about the adverse impact on our democratic representation as a result of increasingly larger U. S. House districts.
Urban Institute - Policy research organization established in Washington, D.C., in 1968.
Professional Associations / Agencies
American Public Health Association (APHA) - Concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health. Founded in 1872.
American Statistical Association (ASA) - A scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor.
Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) - APDA conducts international surveys and studies on population and development issues in Japan and other Asian and African countries, and also supports the promotion of population and development programmes in Asia and Africa.
Association of Public Data Users (APDU) - A national network that links users, producers and disseminators of government statistical data. Members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data.
Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) - An advocacy organization supported by more than 100 professional associations, scientific societies, universities and research institutions. COSSA stands alone in representing the full range of social scientists.
Population Association of America (PAA) - PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists and public health professionals. Provides numerous links to population research resources, including:
Rural Sociological Society - Founded in 1937 in order to promote the development of rural sociology through teaching, research and extension. Its original members were active as early as 1920 as a section of the American Sociological Society.
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