Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"The Oscars of the Think Tank World"

As points out today, Prospect magazine is looking for entries for their annual think tank awards.  There is an administrative cost of $80 to enter any number of categories.

Says Prospect:
The awards, described on BBC Radio 4 as “the Oscars of the think tank world,” are an annual celebration of the important and influential work done by think tanks across the globe.
Entries close on June 15, 2012 and an awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Society on July 10, 2012 in London, England.  For more information about the awards, you can visit here.

Previous winners (going back to 2001) can be found here.

Prospect magazine, founded in 1995, is a monthly British general interest magazine, specializing in politics and current affairs.  It is well known for its Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll which is conducted jointly with Foreign Policy magazine November 2005 and June 2008.

Just as some say that The Global Go To Think Tanks rankings produced by Dr. James McGann of the University of Pennslyvania are too US-centric, are the Prospect awards too Euro-centric?  What type of impact (if any) does paying to vote have on the outcome?