Webpages tagged with «democracy»

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker meet.
Published Dec. 15, 2017 5:18 PM

In this guest blog post, professor Christopher Lord of ARENA gives an alternative take on how to understand the struggle behind the Brexit negotiations. 

Published Nov. 14, 2017 4:57 PM
Journal of European Integration
Published June 12, 2017 11:04 AM

Cathrine Holst has co-authored this article in Social Epistemology with Anders Molander. They  discuss the conditions for legitimate expert arrangements within a democratic order and from a deliberative systems approach.

Published Jan. 17, 2017 9:33 AM

Multiple crises have created new legitimacy challenges for the EU. Have the EU’s responses to these crises been legitimate? These questions will be addressed by 20 partners in the European PhD network PLATO, which is coordinated by ARENA.

Published Sep. 19, 2016 2:25 PM
Published Jan. 7, 2016 1:59 PM
Published Apr. 16, 2015 9:34 AM
Published June 20, 2012 2:37 PM

The RECON-project (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe), concluded on 31 December 2011. The project that was initiated and coordinated by ARENA is now evaluated; mark: Excellent.

Published May 9, 2012 3:43 PM

This is Erik O. Eriksens introduction to ARENA’s annual lecture May 2 2012: Challenges to Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Europe, held by Professor Seyla Benhabib.

Published Apr. 17, 2012 10:01 AM

Equal pay for work of equal value is a fundamental principle in European Union (EU) law and so in the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The paper takes as its point of departure the debate in Norway on the interpretation of EEA equal pay legislation, and relates this debate to the broader equal pay controversy in Norway.

ARENA Working Paper 3/2012 (pdf)

Cathrine Holst

Published Jan. 30, 2012 2:16 PM

Some claim that the Norwegian ‘No’-campaigners won in 1994, but have lost ever since. Every government since 1994 has brought Norway closer to the EU. Where does this leave democracy?

Published Dec. 6, 2011 12:01 PM

In this article, we critically discuss the issues of discursive quality and democratic legitimacy in deliberative experiments taking place in a transnational and pluri-lingual setting.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2011 (pdf)

Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz

Published Nov. 1, 2011 3:35 PM

In this paper, the authors confront some commonly held assumptions and objections with regard to the feasibility of deliberation in a transnational and plurilingual setting. To illustrate their argument, they rely on a solid set of both quantitative and qualitative data from Europolis, a transnational deliberative experiment that took place one week ahead of the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.

ARENA Working Paper 9/2011 (pdf)

Irena Fiket, Espen D. H. Olsen, Hans-Jörg Trenz

Published June 27, 2011 11:35 AM

Can there be democracy beyond the nation state, and in that case: which democracy for Europe?

Published Mar. 15, 2011 11:46 AM

This paper scrutinises MacCormick’s liberal nationalism. It is argued that a cosmopolitan constitutional patriotism might be a more suitable mode of allegiance for the post-sovereign constellation.

ARENA Working Paper 3/2011 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Published Feb. 17, 2011 3:56 PM

Geert Mak has followed in John Steinbeck's path on his trip to the USA. Euope has much to learn from the American project whether we like it or not.

Published Feb. 8, 2011 11:50 AM

In this paper, Pieter de Wilde, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou analyse Euroscepticism as a form of EU legitimacy contestation.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2010 (pdf)

Pieter de Wilde, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou

Published Feb. 8, 2011 10:20 AM

The paper critically examines the democratic theory that informs the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Lisbon Treaty ruling, and argues that the ruling and the justification speak to several – distinctly different – models of democracy.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2010 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

Published Feb. 1, 2011 3:30 PM

This paper contributes to the philosophical exchanges of Nussbaum’s version of the capability approach. Nussbaum herself presents her contribution as an alternative to John Rawls’ theory of justice, and following her lead, this paper compares Nussbaum and Rawls.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2010 (pdf)

Cathrine Holst

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper evaluates the mediatizing potential of the internet on the politics of European integration and the process of enhancing the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) through an analysis of online debates during the 2009 EU elections.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2010 (pdf)

Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper, Erik O. Eriksen claims that the EEA Agreement to a large extent has made Norway a de facto EU member. Norway's democratic deficit will increase as the cooperation within the EU expands and the institutions are reformed.

ARENA Working Paper 21/2008 (pdf)

Erik. O. Eriksen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper, the author adopts a pragmatist approach to the European transformation from an order of largely independent nation-states to an integrated order with some capacity to rule in the name of all.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2010 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper Cathrine Holst looks at the gender justice in the EU. The paper is a critical discussion of the normative assumptions in the EU gender justice index that is to be launched in the near future.

ARENA Working Paper 22/2008 (pdf)

Cathrine Holst

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this article Trenz argues that the tension between normative standards and legitimating practice should be considered as constitutive for the emergence of a European public sphere. Against recent attempts to define the European public sphere in purely descriptive terms, this implies the need to re-introduce the normativity of the public sphere as part of the dynamics of an evolving communicative space in Europe.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2008 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz