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?
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).
To round up the 'Europe in crises'-conference a panel debate was held on 15 March 2013 on the future and democratic legitimacy of the European Union.
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.
Originally intended as a celebration of MacCormick’s work this book has turned into a homage and salute after MacCormick’s passing.
RECON's outreach conference in November presented findings from 5 years of research. See the whole seminar here.
Democracy has historically developed at a national level but, with increasing internationalisation of politics, does the concept need re-working?
The Dutch journalist Geert Mak presented a powerful wake up call for us, citizens of the West, regarding our self-images and the need to revise them.
The European Union has given rise to important constitutional conundrums and paradoxes, as John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez explore in detail in their new book, 'The Constitution's Gift'.
Professor Emeritus Johan P. Olsen is one of Norway’s most prominent, most renowned and most cited social scientists.
– My new book is an attempt to understand not only what is happening in political science and institutional analysis, but also an attempt to understand what I have been doing over the last 40 years.
Controversial political debates may affect the course of European integration as mass media empower national parliamentarians in EU decision-making.
The staff of the so-called cabinets of the European Commission are more multinational than before.
How does an agency balance between being a professional information provider as well as an institutional watchdog?
Strategic Agency and System Diversity
Apr 8, 2013 10:37 AM
Tatiana Fumasoli has published the article 'Strategic Agency and System Diversity: Conceptualizing Institutional Positioning in Higher Education' with Jeroen Huisman in Minerva.
Mar 19, 2013 03:47 PM
Espen D. H. Olsen has published the article 'European Citizenship: Mixing Nation State and Federal Features with a Cosmopolitan Twist' in Perspectives on European Politics and Society iFirst.
Regulation in the EU
Mar 18, 2013 10:30 AM
Journal of European Public Policy has published a virtual special issue on 'Regulation in the EU', bringing together influential articles in the debate and including an article from Egeberg and Trondal.
From Citizens' Deliberation to Popular Will Formation?
Mar 11, 2013 12:41 PM
Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz has published the article 'From Citizens' Deliberation to Popular Will Formation? Generating Democratic Legitimacy in Transnational Deliberative Polling' in Political Studies.
The politics of justification?
Mar 4, 2013 02:54 PM
Cristopher Lord has published the article 'The politics of justification? Applying the "Discourse Quality Index" to the study of the European Parliament' together with Dionysia Tamvaki in European Political Science Review 5(3).
Navigating from Conflict to Working Arrangement
Feb 26, 2013 10:52 AM
Christer Gulbrandsen has published the article 'Navigating from Conflict to Working Arrangement: EU Coordination in the International Maritime Organization' in Journal of European Integration.