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Additional Think Tank publications, 1959; 1979; 2000-2005, n.d.

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1. PUB 587/1 - Britain in Europe, The Case for the Euro, with a foreword by Paul Volcker, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board, 12 Jun 2000

Organisational History: Launched in 1999, Britain in Europe was a coalition of leaders from various political parties, the business and voluntary sectors, trade unions and other interested individuals. It advocated the importance to Britain of being part of Europe and playing a leading role in the European Union. It also advocated the possibility of joining the single currency. It campaigned on the founding principle that 'Britain's national interest is best served as a strong and influential member of the European Union'.

2. PUB 587/2 - Centre for Atlantic and European Education in Economics, the book, n.d.

3. PUB 587/3 - Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and its Corporate Subscribers, Jul 1959

Organisational History: The idea of an Anglo-American Institute of foreign affairs to study international problems with a view to preventing future wars, was conceived by Lionel Curtis during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The British part of this, the British Institute of International Affairs was founded separately in London in Jul 1920 and received its Royal Charter in 1926 to become The Royal Institute of International Affairs. The American delegates developed the Council on Foreign Relations in New York as a sister institute. Both are now among the world's leading international affairs think-tanks.

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) is an independent international affairs think-tank and membership organization. It is precluded by its Charter from expressing any institutional view or policy on any aspect of international affairs. It does not receive any statutory government funding and is not a government organization, although some government departments are corporate members of Chatham House and may fund specific projects.

4. PUB 587/4 - Direct Democracy, Direct Democracy: An Agenda for a New Model Party, direct-democracy.co.uk, Jun 2005

Organisational History: Direct Democracy was founded in c. 2009. It is based on the book Direct Democracy - an agenda for a new model party by Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan, Conservative MP and MEP respectively. 'Direct Democracy aims to restore meaning to the ballot box, freedom to the citizen and dignity to Parliament....[it] aims to shift governmental powers back, from Brussels to Westminster, from Whitehall to town halls, from the state to the citizens. Power would be dispersed among communities, through localism and through referendums.'

5. PUB 587/5 - ESRC One Europe or Several? Programme, How MEPs Vote: Comment on vote au Parlement Européen, by the academics Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gérard Roland, n.d. [c. 2002]

Organisational History: The One Europe or Several? Programme was launched by the European Research Council (ESRC) in 1998 and was one of 24 projects so funded. It sought chiefly to examine the processes of political, security, economic, social and cultural change across Europe

6. PUB 587/6 - The Employment Think Tank, Unemployment: a new approach for the 80’s: A Report by the Employment Think Tank, 1979

Dates

  • 1959; 1979; 2000-2005, n.d.

Extent

1 box (6 volumes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

PUB 587/1-6

Former References

PUB 349, PUB 121/41, PUB 121/22, PUB 121/40, PUB 350, PUB 121/31

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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