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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?


  • olsen-nst-2-2015-180 A Democratic Project? Jun 25, 2015 02:44 PM

    In this article of Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift, Johan P. Olsen provides some critical reflections on the 200 years’ celebration of the Norwegian constitution, arguing that the anniversary has not been used to discuss which political order is desirable and possible today.

  • wep-35-3 Resistant to Change? Jun 23, 2015 02:37 PM

    In this article of West European Politics, John R. Moodie examines the European Commission's use of experts and its response to external criticism and demands of reform.

  • report-2-15-cover-180 The European Parliament in EU Foreign Policy Jun 22, 2015 11:05 AM

    In this report, Guri Rosén analyses how the European Parliament has gradually increased its influence in the field of EU foreign and security policy.

  • michailidou-ipsr-180 Euroscepticism and Online News Media Jun 22, 2015 10:32 AM

    Asimina Michailidou contributes to a special issue of the International Political Science Review on euroscepticism. She examines EU constestation in mainstream online news media over time and across several member states.

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