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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?


  • european-security-180 New threats – different response Aug 26, 2014 03:06 PM

    Marianne Riddervold has published an article in European Security on how Somali piracy has been dealt with, within the framework of the EU and NATO.

  • public-policy-and-administration Changing policy focus through organizational reform? Aug 20, 2014 03:05 PM

    Nina Merethe Vestlund has published an article with Public Policy and Administration, discussing the significance of organizational structure for administrative decision behaviour.

  • public-administration-review Agencification Aug 20, 2014 10:43 AM

    Jarle Trondal reviews the book Government Agencies: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries in the latest issue of Public Administration Review.

  • oxford-handbook-public-accountability Accountability and Ambiguity Aug 12, 2014 01:37 PM

    Johan P. Olsen has contributed to The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability, edited by Mark Bovens, Robert E. Goodin and Thomas Schillemans, with the chapter 'Accountability and Ambiguity'.

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