Mario Monti - former PM of Italy established a transitional government of technocrats

Academics may be relevant in the policy process

What is the relevance for policy makers of scholars theorising about how the world functions? There is wide consensus that the academic community and policy makers are now more detached than ever. But there are ways to bridge this gap. Hiski Haukkala – who has worked as a university teacher and research, as a policy analyst…

Diederik Samson (left, Labour) and Prime Minister Mark Rutte (right, VVD)

Dutch Coalition Agreement on FP

What are the current key foreign policy principles of the Netherlands? The coalition agreement (Regeerakkoord) is the source of the information below. The current cabinet – governing since October 2012 – in the Netherlands is composed of only two parties – PvdA (Labour) and VVD (Liberal Republicans). The motto of the Coalition Agreement is “Building…