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CEPS. Annual Report 2017-18
CEPS. Annual Report 2017-18

Author(s): Joaquín Almunia, Karel Lannoo
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Labor relations, Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy, Security and defense, Politics and communication, Economic development, Human Resources in Economy, Sociology of Politics
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Union; populism; fake news; political manipulations; economic policy; jobs; human resources; energy; climate changes; governance; economic development; policy making; security;
Summary/Abstract: Populists usually don’t have much use for complexity. They prefer to build their proposals on the basis of simplistic ideas about the pluralism of our societies and the definition of their electoral platforms. Moreover, we are in the midst of a period when “fake news” competes with reality in an attempt to attract the support of citizens or to manipulate their understanding of what is actually going on. Nowadays, the role of think-tanks is more important than ever before in exposing and countering these trends and providing authoritative analysis to policy-makers and other stakeholders. Based on rigorous analysis of the relevant literature, facts and data, think tanks make an essential contribution to the decision-making process by increasing the awareness of the new challenges and providing educated insights. Their findings and recommendations are instrumental in the design of effective policies, capable of achieving viable outcomes.

  • Page Count: 36
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English