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The danger of personalised power in the EU

White, Jonathan (2019) The danger of personalised power in the EU. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (11 Nov 2019). Blog Entry.

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The EU has frequently been caricatured as a ‘faceless bureaucracy’, where rules and procedures take precedence over powerful personalities. Yet this depersonalisation of power has recently been challenged by the emergence of some visible, decisive figures. Jonathan White argues that while this may be seen as a welcome improvement by some observers, when power is located in a small, rotating cast of individuals acting at their own discretion, it rests on a precarious foundation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 23:24
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 23:26

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