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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?


  • cover-crispp-180 Habermas on Public Reason and Religion May 20, 2015 08:17 PM

    In this Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy article, Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander discuss Jürgen Habermas's ideas on public reason and religion, asking: do religious citizens suffer an asymmetrical cognitive burden, and should they be compensated?

  • ejpr-180 On Trojan Horses and Revolving Doors May 20, 2015 07:55 PM

    In a newly published article of European Journal of Political Research, Jarle Trondal, Zuzana Murdoch and Benny Geys assess the autonomy of national officials in the European Commission.

  • jepp-vol-22-180 Differentiated integration in the EU: a concept, a process, a system or a theory? Apr 27, 2015 10:35 AM

    Christopher Lord and Benjamin Leruth have edited a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy. In the introductory article they argue that the study of differentiation needs to move up the research agenda of European integration.

  • jepp-vol-22-180 Operationalizing national preferences on Europe and differentiated integration Apr 27, 2015 10:35 AM

    Benjamin Leruth, former guest researcher at ARENA, has published an article on opposition and support for integration in three Nordic countries in a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, of which he is also co-editor.

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