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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?


  • 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.

  • jepp-vol-22-180 Democracy and Differentiation in Europe Mar 20, 2015 02:54 PM

    John Erik Fossum considers the democratic challenges of patterns of integration and disintegration actualized by the euro crisis in a new article of Journal of European Public Policy.

  • olsen-trenz-europolis-crispp The Micro–Macro Link in Deliberative Polling Feb 25, 2015 03:35 PM

    Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz have published an article in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, discussing how deliberative experiments can claim to generate democratic legitimacy.

  • fumasoli-igi-global-180 Strategic Management of Academic Human Resources Feb 24, 2015 10:28 AM

    In a new book chapter, Tatiana Fumasoli aims to understand how universities adapt to pressures for change and develop their strategic management of human resources. How do policy reforms, university strategies, and academic traditions play the role of drivers of change?

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