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Think Tank of the Year Awards 2007

By David Goodhart  

Last night was the seventh Prospect Think Tank of the Year awards ceremony. About 150 people filled the Great Hall at King’s College in the Strand, London, for the occasion. We’ve come a long way from the small room in Blackpool where the prize was first awarded in 2001—but by chance the winner was the same, the Institute for Public Policy Research—the big centre-left think tank.

ed-balls-prospect-awards9.jpgThe think tank “Oscars” try to combine a hard-headed, appraisal of the year in the tanks with a celebration of the sector—not always successfully, as…

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