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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?


  • jios-cover-180 The Autonomy of Bureaucratic Organizations Jan 28, 2015 01:30 PM

    Jarle Trondal and Frode Veggeland have published an article on bureaucratic organisations in Journal of International Organizations Studies. They have studied civil servants working in three international administrations, namely that of the WTO, the OECD, and the European Commission.

  • european-journal-futures-research-180 The EU in Search of its Legitimation Jan 20, 2015 02:58 PM

    Erik O. Eriksen has published the article 'Regional Cosmopolitanism: The EU in Search of its Legitimation' in the Open Access journal European Journal of Futures Research.

  • mayes-journal-banking-regulation-180 Regulation and Governance in the Non-bank Financial Sector Jan 5, 2015 12:35 PM

    David G. Mayes, guest researcher at ARENA, has published an article in Journal of Banking Regulation. He illustrates the problems with light touch regulation and reliance on good governance to ensure financial stability by providing lessons from New Zealand.

  • holst-routledge-galligan-2014-180 Why Democracy? Jan 5, 2015 12:22 PM

    Cathrine Holst contributes a chapter on the relationship between gender democracy and gender equality in the EU in the Routledge volume States of Democracy.

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