The Literature Review and Extension of the New Think-tank
Developing the new-style think tank with Chinese characteristics has become an important strategic initiative for promoting national governance systems and governance modernization. This paper has put forward a general idea of think tank development with Chinese characteristics on the basis of systematically summarizing the think tank historical evolution, macroscopic environment, governance structure, operation mechanism and evaluation systems. It is suggested that the political system has played a decisive role in think tank development model selection and the Chinese model cannot be confined to existing Western mode any more. Therefore, for further study,we should clarify some fundamental questions, such as decision-making consultation process, organizational charac teristics and social functions of think tanks, innovate the institutions and mechanisms of think tanks, finally achieving the orderly competition and reasonable division of labor under the diversified pattern of think tanks.