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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?


  • teoria-politica-180 Constitutional Law or Straitjacket? Oct 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    Agustín José Menéndez has published an article (in Spanish) in the Italian journal Teoria Politica, in which he argues that the theoretical and empirical basis of the new «financial constitutional law» are deeply flawed.

  • trenz-etal-europes-prolonged-crisis-180 Europe's Prolonged Crisis Sep 23, 2015 09:44 AM

    Hans-Jörg is co-editor of a book on state and society transformations in the context of the crisis and its aftermath in Europe. The volume includes several chapters by ARENA staff.

  • cross-trondal-eeas-palgrave-180 The European External Action Service Sep 21, 2015 02:46 PM

    Mai'a K. Davis Cross and Jarle Trondal both contribute to a new volume addressing a range of aspects related to the European External Action Service (EEAS), EU diplomacy and EU foreign policy.

  • nnt-3-2015-180 Enighet for enhver pris? Sep 21, 2015 12:22 PM

    Er det konsensus om norsk utenrikspolitikk? Snarere en skinnenighet som gjør det vanskelig å styre demokratisk, skriver Helene Sjursen i siste utgave av Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.

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