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?
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What is the European Union's contribution to a just world order?
On the International Women's Day, Cathrine Holst warns that the global state of gender equality is under threat.
The ARENA-coordinated research project GLOBUS was launched in Oslo on 9–10 June 2016.
ARENA has been awarded a prestigious Horizon 2020 grant to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy. Prof. Chris Lord will coordinate the research in a network of 20 partners.
Why it’s so problematic to be a reluctant European, an associated non-member of the European Union.
Facing tough competition within the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, ARENA’s bid has been granted. The GLOBUS project will examine the EU as a global actor.
Erik O. Eriksen sheds light on the EU as an idea and concept in his newest book, which was recently discussed at a book launch with the Minister for EU/EEA affairs.
What are the options for Norway should it decide to withdraw from the EEA Agreement? Is a Swiss-style free-trade agreement an option, and if so, would it be more democratic?
What options are available for the Brits should they decide to leave the European Union? Some important lessons can be drawn from Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.
The European Commission has exerted a surprising level of influence over decisions in EU foreign and security policy, a new study finds.
The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A large international conference in Oslo discussed 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.
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?
Integration and division: Towards a segmented Europe?
Expertization of public inquiry commissions in a Europeanized administrative order
Reconsidering European contributions to global justice