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  • 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?

  • plato-660 Flying start for PhD network Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM

    The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.

  • platophhds-660 What happened after the financial crisis? Sep. 29, 2017 2:24 PM

    Fifteen young researchers from all over Europe are starting their PhDs this fall, all with the same question: Did the financial crisis lead to a crisis that now calls into question the very existence of the European Union?


  • eu-uk-300 Brexit – what will be the likely effects on the EEA? Jan. 23, 2018 6:00 PM

    We have invited UK experts to discuss the situation and the status of the negotiations. In addition we have brought together experts from the three EEA countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to discuss the likely effects on the EEA countries.

  • dani-300 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Marco Dani Jan. 30, 2018 1:15 PM

    Marco Dani will present the paper 'The rise of the supranational executive and the post-political drift of European public law' on 30 January 2018.

  • jbh-tuesday-seminar-300 TARN Lecture: Jens Blom-Hansen Feb. 6, 2018 1:15 PM

    Professor Jens Blom-Hansen will present the paper 'Inside the EU Commission' on 6 February 2018 at ARENA.

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