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Additional think tank publications, 1947-1948; 1979-2019

PUB 587/1-2; PUB 587/4-15

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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.; Organisational History: Centre for Atlantic and European Education in Economics was a charity founded in 1983. It sought to promote and advance research into economics and social sciences, authoring publications relating to economics, politics and international relations.

3. PUB 587/4 - Direct Democracy, Direct Democracy: An Agenda for a New Model Party (photocopy), 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.'

4. PUB 587/5 - Economic and Social Research Council, How MEPs Vote: Comment on vote au Parlement Européen (One Europe or Several? Programme), by Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gérard Roland, n.d. [c. 2002];

Organisational History: The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental public body funded by the UK government. ESRC was founded in 1965, as the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. The One Europe or Several? Programme was launched by the 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.

5. PUB 587/6 - Employment Think Tank, Unemployment: A New Approach for the 80's, 1979; Organisational History: The Employment Think Tank was established in April 1978 by the private recruitment industry. It was intended to be an agent for the generation of ideas and new approaches to the subject of employment. 6. PUB 587/7 - Volume of Design for Freedom Committee pamphlets, 1947-1948. Comprises:

  1. Design for Freedom, Feb 1947;
  2. Design for Europe, Aug 1947;
  3. Design for Survival, Sep 1947;
  4. The New Courageous, by John Maude MP, 1947;
  5. Design for Wages, by Peter Thorneycroft MP, May 1948.

Organisational History: The Design for Freedom Committee began with the publication of its first pamphlet, Design for Freedom, in 1947, then developed into a movement to create a united front against socialism, aiming to provide an entry point for Liberals into the Conservative Party. The Committee was chaired by Lord Thorneycroft, largely in attempt to recapture the earlier momentum of the Tory Reform Committee.

7. PUB 587/8 - Policy Studies Institute, Policy Studies (Journal of the Policy Studies Institute), Vol. 2 Part 3, Jan 1982; Organisational History: The Policy Studies Institute (PSI) is a non-political British think tank and research institute, with specific focus on sustainable development. It was formed in 1978 through the merger of Political and Economic Planning (PEP), founded in 1931, and the Centre for Studies in Social Policy (CSSP), founded in 1972. In 1998 it became an independent subsidiary of the University of Westminster and merged with the University in 2009.

8. PUB 587/9 - The European Foundation, The Blue Paper: A Response to the Government's White Paper, by Bill Cash MP, Mar 1996; Organisational History: The European Foundation is a Eurosceptic think tank based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1992, during the Maastricht Rebellion, by Conservative MP Sir Bill Cash.

9. PUB 587/10 - International Policy Network, Environment & Health: Myths & Realities, edited by Kendra Okonski & Julian Morris, 2004;

Organisational History: The International Policy Network was a UK-based non-partisan and non-profit think tank, founded in 1971. It coordinated campaigns around issues including sustainable development, health, technology, trade and economics.

10. PUB 587/11 - Conservative Way Forward, Changing Britain, Improving Lives, by David Davis MP, 2005; Organisational History: Conservative Way Forward is a British Thatcherite pressure and campaigning group, founded in 1991.

11. PUB 587/12 - Open Europe, Beyond the European Social Model, Mar 2006; Organisational History: Open Europe was an independent British Eurosceptic think tank. It was founded by a group of business leaders in 2005 to oppose further centralisation of power in the EU.

12. PUB 587/13 - ResPublica, Britain's Global Future: Harnessing the soft power capital of UK institutions, by Phillip Blond, James Noyes & Duncan Sim, Jul 2017; Organisational History: ResPublica is a British independent public policy think tank, founded in 2009. Its research and policy output is guided by its three founding principles: society, prosperity and virtue.

13. PUB 587/14 - Centre for European Reform, CER Bulletin, Issue 116, October/November 2017; Organisational History: Centre for European Reform is an independent think tank centred around European integration and EU-related issues. It was founded in 1996.

14. PUB 587/15 - The UK in a Changing Europe, No Deal Brexit: Issues, Impacts, Implications, Sep 2019. Organisational History: The UK in a Changing Europe is an independent research organisation based at King's College London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It promotes accessible research into the relationship between the UK and the EU.


  • Creation: 1947-1948; 1979-2019


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Language of Materials

  • English


PUB 587/1-2; PUB 587/4-15

Former reference:

  1. PUB 587/1 was formerly PUB 349
  2. PUB 587/2 was formerly PUB 121/41
  3. PUB 587/4 was formerly PUB 121/40
  4. PUB 587/5 was formerly PUB 350
  5. PUB 587/6 was formerly PUB 121/31

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