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View Resource State Arts Agencies 1965-2003: Whose Interests to Serve?

Many commentators on public policy have noticed a marked downturn in publicly-sponsored arts organizations over the past few years; and, in some cases, certain arts agencies have become moribund as a result of decreased funding. The RAND Corporation recently released a 60-page report on this particular phenomenon (commissioned by The Wallace Foundation) and authored by one of their staff members,...
View Resource Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation Network

The world of public policy formation is a broad one, and the Open Society Institute is an intriguing and informative part of this broad universe. Specifically, the Institute's goal is "to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform.� Not surprisingly, the publications area of this site is quite laudable. Here visitors will find...
View Resource Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

When he gave the money to create the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1910, Andrew Carnegie charged the trustees of the new organization to use the fund to "hasten the abolition of international war, the foulest blot upon our civilization." They have done so for the past ten decades, and they are currently interested in transforming the Endowment into the "first truly...