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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?


  • wep-180 Assessing Actually-Existing Trajectories of EU Politicisation Nov 2, 2015 01:12 PM

    Christopher Lord has co-authored an article with Pieter de Wilde on EU politicisation in West European Politics. They argue that domestic conflict may be the most promising basis for the democratic politicisation of the EU via media debate.

  • efar-180 Beyond Intergovernmental Cooperation Oct 19, 2015 10:01 AM

    Marianne Riddervold and Guri Rosén explore the de facto involvement and influence of the Commission and the European Parliament in the EU's foreign and security policy, finding that the EU has moved beyond intergovernmental cooperation also in this policy area.

  • teoria-politica-180 Constitutional Law or Straitjacket? Oct 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    Agustín José Menéndez has published an article (in Spanish) in the Italian journal Teoria Politica, in which he argues that the theoretical and empirical basis of the new «financial constitutional law» are deeply flawed.

  • trenz-etal-europes-prolonged-crisis-180 Europe's Prolonged Crisis Sep 23, 2015 09:44 AM

    Hans-Jörg Trenz is co-editor of a book on state and society transformations in the context of the crisis and its aftermath in Europe. The volume includes several chapters by ARENA staff.

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