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  • draghi_eu_2017_european_parliament_640 The technocrat that saved the euro Apr. 3, 2018 8:16 PM

    During the euro crisis, the European Central Bank carved out a new and more significant role for itself. While many agree that this saved the euro in the short term, new research by Jørgen Bølstad at ARENA suggests that the ECB’s new role as a lender of last resort may also prevent future crises.

  • setra_fossum_spinnelli_ep_2017_640 Bringing federalism back on the agenda Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 PM

    If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.

  • reflex-1-660 REFLEX workshop: Expertise, democracy and non-majoritarian bodies Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM

    Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?


  • zurn-michael-300 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Michael Zürn Apr. 24, 2018 1:15 PM

    On invitation from GLOBUS, Professor Michael Zürn will present the paper 'The social origins of silent majorities' on 24 April 2018.

  • zurn-book-seminar-300 GLOBUS Lecture: A Theory of Global Governance Apr. 25, 2018 1:15 PM

    Professor Michael Zürn from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) will present the main findings from his newly published book on the current crisis of global governance.

  • lafont-tuesdayseminar-300 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Cristina Lafont May 15, 2018 1:15 PM

    Professor Cristina Lafont from GLOBUS will present the paper 'Neoliberal globalization and the international protection of human rights' on 15 May 2018.

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