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?
The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A major international conference in Oslo on 4-6 November will discuss the democratic implications of these changes, both for the EU and Norway.
They claim to know European women's experiences and needs. Some argue that more expert power makes EU gender equality policies less democratic.
The biggest threat to democracy today is intolerance and xenophobia, PACE President Anne Brasseur warned.
Among the themes discussed at the Nordic Political Science Congress were the EU in the world and expert rule.
What are the democratic implications for Norway, Switzerland and other third countries of being affiliated EU non-members?
European citizens have been humiliated by how the Eurozone crisis has been handled, Erik O. Eriksen claims in a recent book.
Norway lacks fundamental debates and distinct political alternatives, Johan P. Olsen states in his latest book.
Helene Sjursen has been awarded a prize for the most downloaded special issue by the Journal of European Public Policy.
'For those of us working with European issues it is crucial to understand not only what is happening in Europe, but also why it happens. ARENA contributes to this', Europe Minister Vidar Helgesen said.
With Euroscepticism on the rise and increased contestation over the EU as a political entity, will the 2014 European Parliament elections become more politicized than ever?
The EU financial crisis has pushed thousands of citizens to migrate in a bid to escape uncertainty, unemployment and poverty. Many pick Norway as their destination. What are their experiences?
Does Europe, which has been key to the development of the Norwegian Constitution and democracy, constitute the biggest threat against constitutional democracy in Norway today?
Southern Europe has been severely struck by the financial crisis, in social as well as political terms. How has the crisis been handled, and could it have been done differently?
ARENA has been granted NOK 24 million from the Research Council of Norway for a cross-disciplinary project to investigate a more segmented Europe.
Around 60 participants contributed to the kick-off conference of the EPISTO project, which is led by Cathrine Holst.
The 'Europe in crises'-conference gathered prominent international scholars as well as practitioners to discuss the EU crisis.
EPISTO inquires into the role of knowledge and expertise in modern democracies with a particular focus on 'epistocratic' developments in the European Union (epistocracy = rule of the knowers).
It is trivial to say that the European Union is going through an existential crisis. But which crisis? Whose crisis?, Agustín J. Menéndez writes.
Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton University gave the lecture 'Fear and Freedom: The Legacies of Mid-Twentieth-Century Liberalism' on 22 October.
European Parliament Staff: Demography and Its Implications
Oct 20, 2014 11:13 AM
Morten Egeberg, Åse Gornitzka and Jarle Trondal have published an article on the demography of European Parliamentary staff and its implications in Journal of European Integration.
Kommunikativ ledelse - fra mistillit til tillit
Sep 22, 2014 11:53 AM
Erik O. Eriksen har gitt ut kapitlet "Kommunikativ ledelse - fra mistillid til tillid" i den danske boken Ledelse og organisation: Forandringer og udfordringer.
Deliberative Democracy beyond the State
Sep 19, 2014 01:37 PM
Erik O. Eriksen, John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez contribute to a collective volume on deliberative democracy.
The Arctic Contested
Sep 19, 2014 12:02 PM
John Erik Fossum and Keith Battarbee are the editors of the new volume The Arctic Contested. The region has become increasingly significant as a result of global climate change.