policy-making


The world university that never was

History researchers and members of the Decolonising Initiative, Dario Willi, Siobhán Amelia Smith, Friedrich Ammermann, Amber Burbidge, Eoghan C Hussey, and Aurora Hamm describe the initial conception of the European University Institute as a “world university” rather than a “European university” and the role of Giorgio La Pira, former mayor of Florence and main advocate of this alternative vision of the EUI.

The EU Treaty reform challenge: Is there a winning package?

The authors conducted a 16-country survey to identify what reforms matter most to EU citizens. They found support for existing policies on climate change, immigration and corporation tax, and some support for more institutional integration. Decision-making by unanimity is unpopular.

Evidence and expertise in 21st century policy-making

The production and use of data for evidence-informed policy-making is ever more an expert’s game. Political scientist Prof Dr Gaby Umbach takes a nuanced look at ‘governing by knowing’.