Social Affairs Unit

Social Affairs Unit

The Social Affairs Unit is a right-leaning think tank in the United Kingdom.

Though always an independent institute, it was founded in 1980 as a charity [ Social Affairs Unit] , Charity Commission, charity number 281530] with active encouragement from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Founder Chairman was Professor Julius Gould; founder Director, Dr. Digby Anderson.

'In its early years, the Unit was concerned with the critical evaluation of the welfare state. Many of its authors' ideas, then very controversial, especially on schools and higher education - local autonomy, parental accountability, curricular rigour - have now found their way into the policy mainstream; so too has early work on adoption and social security.'

'In the mid-eighties, the Unit added a concern with values, and started a series about virtue and social policy, including books on manners, and sanctions for deviant behaviour.'

"Standpoint" [] , a monthly cultural and political newsstand magazine edited by Daniel Johnson, is published by the Social Affairs Unit.

The Social Affairs Unit sponsors various websites: living"issues" [] , The Black History Museum [] , Chernobyl Legacy [] , and []


*Frank Sharratt
*Dr. Simon Green
*William Norton


*Director: Michael Mosbacher
*Media Fellow: Richard D. North []

Advisory Council

*Dr. Digby Anderson
*Dr. Alejandro Chafuen
*Professor Christie Davies
*Professor Adrian Furnham
*Professor Jacques Garello
*Professor Nathan Glazer
*Dr. Simon Green
*Professor Leonard Liggio
*Professor David Martin
*Professor Antonio Martino
*Professor Michael Novak
*John O'Sullivan

ee also

*List of UK think tanks

External links

* [ The Social Affairs Unit] official site


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