Nationality plays only a minor role in influencing the behaviour of Commission staff, and is simply one of many factors influencing the actions of Commissioners, Morten Egeberg writes on LSE's EUROPP Blog.
It is trivial to say that the European Union is going through an existential crisis. But which crisis? Whose crisis?
Our guest researcher Andreas Grimmel has published the book 'Europäische Integration im Kontext des Rechts' with Springer.
John Erik Fossum and Chris Lord are part of a new platform for academics and practitioners interested in the issue of political representation in Europe.
John Erik Foussum will hold a keynote speech on 'EU democratization: prospects and challenges' at the workshop 'Representative Democracy in the 21st Century' at the European University Institute the 26th of October.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union is important and interesting. The award is given for the EU’s peace-building and democracy-expanding work over the past 55 years. The prize also reminds us that peace in Europe should not be taken for granted.
On September 27 Christer Gulbrandsen defended his dissertation 'Europeanization in a global context. A study of a national maritime safety agency's work with global and European rules'.
Cathrine Holst assesses whether modern society’s dependence on expertise ensures that we must now redefine what democracy means at LSE's EUROPP-blog.
Democracy in international relations is the Achilles heel of democratic theory. Over the years Jürgen Habermas has increasingly addressed this problem and has envisaged a multilevel global constitutional system to deal with the conundrum.
Guest researcher at ARENA, Benjamin Leruth, looks at the importance of Iceland's fisheries, and the ongoing dispute or ‘mackerel war’ between the country and the EU over fishing rights.
Cathrine Holst has been awarded the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea.
Jarle Trondal discusses the development of the ‘European administrative space’ (EAS), in which European administrative practices come to complement national practices.
Measures taken to tackle the eurozone crisis up to now have trampled all over EU and national law, Agustín José Menéndez writes in European Voice.
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.
- Those who care both about building a strong EU and ending the current economic crisis should be made aware of numerous objectionable elements in the treaty, Ian Cooper writes.
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.
Jarle Trondal will hold a joint lecture at the University of Copenhagen 19 April.
Professor and Chair of the Center for Modern European Studies (CEMES) Hans-Jörg Trenz gave his inaugural lecture on 'Mediatisation and European Integration' on Friday 27 January 2012 at the University of Copenhagen.
The Board of the Social Sciences Faculty has appointed a new Board of Directors of ARENA for the period 2012-2015.
A new ARENA newsletter is out with articles on RECON's final conference in Oslo, a new book, a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy, and ARENA researchers' comments on the euro crisis.
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?
The eurozone crisis is yet again a painful reminder of how challenging it is to reconcile democracy and capitalism when the political institutions are lacking. It is now the self-appointed troika - the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank - that decides the Greeks’ future living conditions.
Professor Emeritus Johan P. Olsen is one of Norway’s most prominent, most renowned and most cited social scientists. In 2011 he was elected as a member of The American National Academy of Sciences because of his important contribution to scientific research.
Can there be democracy beyond the nation state, and in that case: which democracy for Europe?