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Posted by James Briggs on November 10, 2003

In Reply to: Democracy&quango posted by Sharon 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!

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