think tank

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18:54 Jan 22, 2010
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: think tank
Definition from NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS:
A think tank is an organization that sponsors research on specific problems, encourages the discovery of solutions to those problems, and facilitates interaction among scientists and intellectuals in pursuit of these goals. A public policy think tank explicitly focuses on government policies, usually for the purpose of improving those policies or creating viable alternatives.

Example sentence(s):
  • The 25 most media-prominent think tanks were cited 17 percent less in 2007 than they were the year before, FAIR’s annual survey of think tank citations found. The decline was felt across the board among centrist, conservative and progressive think tanks. FAIR
  • The Think Tank has already played an important role in defining priorities for HIV/AIDS policy formation on HIV/AIDS with in European Union and in its Neighbourhood. European Comission
  • In any event, we encourage you to GET INVOLVED, whether you set up your own NGO/think tank or donate some time and money to existing organizations. Romanian Think Tank
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4 +1tankesmie
Bjørnar Magnussen


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30 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
tankesmie


Definition from civita:
En tankesmie er et uavhengig utredningsinstitutt som gjennom sin virksomhet skal utvide rommet for den politiske debatt og fremme forslag til reformer og nye løsninger på sentrale samfunnsspørsmål.
I motsetning til organisasjoner og partier er en tankesmie uavhengig av (sær)interesser og er heller ikke avhengig av å måtte skjele til det neste valg. En tankesmie driver ikke lobbyvirksomhet.
En tankesmie har, i motsetning til kommersielle utredningsinstitutter, et ideologisk ståsted som preger valg av tema og innhold i arbeidet, men ikke slik at det skrives med ”påholden penn”. Innenfor tankesmiens ideologiske grunnlag vil det være rom for individuelle synspunkter og konklusjonene er derfor ikke gitt på forhånd.

Example sentence(s):
  • Egil Drillo Olsen starter en fotballfaglig tankesmie som inneholder det beste fra både landslagets og Rosenborgs storhetstid. ... www.vg.no/sport/fotball/norsk/artikkel.php?artid=520931 - vg  
  • Internasjonal tankesmie mest kjent for sitt arbeid i krigssoner som Afghanistan og - aftenposten  
  • Olje- og energiministeren oppretter tankesmie for unge klima- og energiforskere - regjeringen  

Explanation:
Eventuelt den direkte oversettelsen "tenketank" som gir 4x flere referanser.
Bjørnar Magnussen
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Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 7

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Yes  Hege Jakobsen Lepri
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