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.
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 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?