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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?


  • eriksen-hva-er-eu-godt-for-cappelen-damm-180 Hva er EU godt for? Sep 1, 2015 02:43 PM

    I en ny bok kaster Erik Oddvar Eriksen nytt lys over EU som idé og konstruksjon. Hva er EU godt for? identifiserer de normative forpliktelsene EU er tuftet på: menneskerettigheter, upartiskhet, demokrati og verdighet.

  • lord-democracy-debates-osd-2015-180 A Different Kind of Democracy? Aug 27, 2015 10:56 AM

    Christopher Lord has edited a volume which assembles a number of different answers by key scholars to the questions: Is the EU democratic? Can it be democratic? Should it be democratic? And how should it be democratic?

  • fossum-pollak-oup-piattoni-180 Which Democratic Principles for the EU? Aug 24, 2015 01:41 PM

    John Erik Fossum has published a chapter with Johannes Pollak on the academic debate on democracy in the EU context. It appears in The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis with Oxford University Press.

  • sjursen-sage-handbook-180 Normative Theory in EU Foreign Policy Aug 21, 2015 10:12 AM

    Helene Sjursen contributes a chapter discussing normative theory as an untapped resource in the study of European foreign policy in the SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy.

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