Posted by Word Camel on November 10, 2003
In Reply to: Democracy&quango posted by James Briggs on November 10, 2003
: : why miight "quangos" contribute to the debate about democracy? ( What is a quango's function?)
: QUANGO stands for 'Quasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation'. Perhaps this helps explain the phrase. In Britain there are many such organisations, technically independent of Govt, but often influenced by it!
The point about QUANGOS is that they are directly or indirectly funded by the state, weld tremendous influence and are completely unaccountable thus thoroughly undemocratic.