Think Tank Review – Issue 15/2014

The July Think Tank Review is out, with papers published in June 2014.

Our special focus this month references a number of papers on migration, borders and asylum, one of them questioning the very notion of ‘welfare tourism’. Others look at migration flows from the East into the Visegrad countries.

In June, we also found many think tanks working on social policy concerns, and several of them focus on public attitudes. As usual, a lot of attention goes to the UK, both from the angle of the approaching referendum on Scottish independence and, more generally, on the UK’s relationship with the EU.

In the external relations section, Ukraine continues to be a major focus. The forthcoming Cardiff NATO Summit is reflected in a number of publications by think tanks on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Think Tank Review is based on the monitoring of more than 250 worldwide think tanks active on EU affairs. Our project is growing: in addition to the monthly TTR publication and the detailed catalogue records, the library team will start using social media to issue quick alerts on new and topical papers as we become aware of them. To this end, we are looking for a suitable Think Tank Review #hashtag; suggestions welcome at central.library@consilium.europa.eu.

Feel free to help our research team by giving feedback also on our selection. Previous issues of the Think Tank Review are available here.

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