Book Review By Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou, Institute for European Studies The global role of the EU in the post-Lisbon Treaty era and in a multi-polar world has been the focus of numerous academic and policymaking debates. This is exactly the topic of the timely volume The EU‘s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action? … Continue reading The EU‘s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action?
By Haram Lee, University of Southern California In Britain, quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations) have been an integral part of the British government. The history of these special-purpose agencies working at an arm’s length distance from the ministers goes as far as the 17th century. Before the current Coalition Government came into power, Britain was in … Continue reading Regaining Political Control Over the British Quango State: The Public Bodies Reform