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Reforming public administration in Europe requires a good grasp of nuances

August 25, 2016

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lights-cityscapeToo different? Europe’s bureaucracies defy uniform approaches to reform, writes Gerhard Hammerschmid.

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The Hallmarks of Public, Utilities and Concessions Procurement

July 14, 2016

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technical_drawing2The 2014 EU legislative framework on public procurement and concessions has been enacted with high expectation, explains Christopher Bovis. […]

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The New Normal

June 27, 2016

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iStock_53280524_sunrise-londonSMALLRalph Fevre explores the history behind the Referendum and what next for Britain.

The 2016 EU referendum vote requires a long process of readjustment in British internal politics. For forty years, normal British politics have been about getting a relatively small number of key voters in each constituency to switch from one side to another. Political strategists have assumed these voters share values that happen to make most of them favour staying in the EU. […]

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Liberty, Equality, and Brexit

June 15, 2016

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locke-rousseauIn just ten days time, voters in Britain will decide on whether to remain in the EU. This event is clearly a momentous issue in political economy that will impact the rest the world as well. The question we raise is what does this have to do with liberty and equality? Our answer is everything.
Nicholas Capaldi and Gordon Lloyd explore the issues at stake. […]

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Are regional approaches to refugee protection really the best way forward?

June 10, 2016

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Mathew-Harley-Refugees8Regional approaches are often presented as a promising approach to the protection of refugees and the search for durable solutions. The international organisation mandated to support refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has often advocated for and been closely involved in regional arrangements for protection of refugees. Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley take a closer look at the issue.

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