Civitas

Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society is a cross-party think tank which strives to benefit public debate through independent research, reasoned argument, lucid explanation and open discussion. Founded in 2000 by Dr David G. Green – formerly Director of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs – Civitas has always stood apart from party politics and transitory intellectual fashions.

Its output has covered issues ranging from education and health to crime and freedom of speech. In recent years strong focuses of work have been on housing and industrial policy. Ongoing projects currently include Islam and the West, led by Ed Husain, and the Forum on Integration, Democracy and Extremism, led by Emma Webb.

Uniquely among think tanks, Civitas has always played an active, practical part in rebuilding civil society by running schools on Saturdays and after-school hours so that children who are falling behind at school can achieve their full potential. Civitas has also adapted the Core Knowledge curriculum for the UK, published a series of books based on it, and has supported many primary schools that have adopted the curriculum as their own.

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By Tim Knox

This latest report from UK think tank Civitas looks at what business owners think of government. For the past two…

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By Peter Saunders

This report from the UK think tank Civitas reviews the evidence about social mobility in Britain. Politicians of all parties…

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By Toby Young; Stephanie Davies-Arai

This report from the UK think tank Civitas discusses the increase in children registering as transgender. Children registering as ‘transgender’…

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By John Mills

This report from the UK think tank Civitas looks at why voters deserted social democracy and how to win them…

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By Liam Duffy

This report from the UK think tank Civitas looks at how Muslims are intimidated and marginalised for supporting counter-extremism initiatives.…

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By David G. Green

This book from the UK think tank Civitas looks at how the politics of victimhood is undermining liberal culture. Identity…

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By Emma Webb

This collection of essays from the UK think tank Civitas brings together a range of voices raising concerns about attempts…

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By Peter Cuthbertson

This report from the UK think tank Civitas looks at whether the proposal to end shorter prison sentences would be…

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