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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?


  • public-administration-review Agencification Jun 30, 2014 12:02 PM

    Jarle Trondal reviews the book Government Agencies: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries by Koen Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert and Per Lægreid in the latest issue of Public Administration Review.

  • fossum-detnorskedemokratiet-180 Europeisk flernivådemokrati og status for Norge Jun 27, 2014 12:16 PM

    John Erik Fossum har bidratt med kapittelet 'Europeisk flernivådemokrati og status for Norge' i boken Det norske demokratiet i det 21. århundre.

  • menendez-losada-compilation-180 Crisis-induced EU decisions and reforms Jun 12, 2014 10:30 AM

    A number of decisions and structural reforms have been adopted by the European Union as a result of the crisis, and the Union has undergone profound change. Agustín José Menéndez and Fernando Losada have compiled key EU legal documents in one single file to help readers navigate in this complex area.

  • gornitzka-chous-edwardelgar-180 Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe Jun 10, 2014 02:34 PM

    Åse Gornitzka and Meng-Hsuan Chou are the editors of the new book Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe: New Constellations in European Research and Higher Education Governance.

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