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ARENA conducts theoretically founded and empirically informed research on the emerging European political order.

We ask the questions:

  • What are the basic characteristics and the key components of the new emerging order?
  • How it is this new order transformed?
  • What are the implications for member state governing arrangements and for the citizens of Europe?


  • politics-and-governance-180 The Role of Expert Knowledge in the EU Apr 8, 2015 12:04 PM

    In this special issue of the Open Access journal Politics and Governance, guest editors Åse Gornitzka and Cathrine Holst assemble 14 articles dealing with the role and use of expert knowledge in EU decision-making.

  • report-1-15-cover-180 The British Self and Continental Other Apr 8, 2015 11:36 AM

    In this report, John Todd analyses how the British discourse on Europe has evolved over the past forty years, culminating with Cameron's commitment to hold a referendum on EU membership should his part win the upcoming general election in May.

  • holst-rett-og-politikk-180 Nye perspektiver på demokratiet Apr 8, 2015 11:25 AM

    Cathrine Holst er medredaktør av et festskrift til Rune Slagstad, Rett og Politikk. Boken inviterer til prinsipiell debatt om styreform, konstitusjon og grunnleggende trekk ved stat og samfunn. Holst bidrar også med et kapittel om «kunnskapsbasert politikk» og eksperters rolle.

  • jepp-vol-22-180 Utopia or Dystopia? Mar 20, 2015 02:56 PM

    Christopher Lord has written the article 'Utopia or dystopia? Towards a normative analysis of differentiated integration', which is now available online. It is forthcoming in a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

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