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Workshop conveners
Published Feb. 7, 2017 10:16 AM

Things were simpler before. All refugees were political dissidents, and all Europeans were European citizens. Not anymore. The refugee crisis has affected the way we view not only refugees but also European citizens.

University square
Published Feb. 1, 2017 09:00 AM

Half of all Norwegian jobs will require a masters degree in the next ten years. It will therefore be increasingly important to ensure universities' success, says FLAGSHIP researchers to University World News. 

Published Jan. 24, 2017 02:38 PM

Jarle Trondal and Christopher Ansell have written a column for Statecrafting.net, building on their newly published book Governance in Turbulent Times. 

Group photo of the heads of GLOBUS' research groups
Published Oct. 27, 2016 03:06 PM

Since its inception the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? What could a just foreign policy look like? These were among the questions discussed at the launch of the ARENA-coordinated GLOBUS project.

Published Sep. 30, 2016 10:10 AM

How to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security? Read the Global Justice Blog for an analysis of the main points of contestation in the EU's upcoming review of its common development policy. 

brexit wordle
Published June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The closer the relationship a non-member has to the EU, the more the EU sets the terms of operation for that state, John Erik Fossum writes, drawing some lessons from Norway in the event of a future Brexit.

Norway and EU flags
Published May 30, 2016 12:21 PM

Although European states such as Norway or Switzerland have different kinds of relationships with the EU, they are all becoming increasingly integrated into it, without any formal say. These states have given up national sovereignty without any compensation at EU level, and the UK’s debate should be mindful of the hegemonic nature of relations between the EU and its closely associated non-members.  

EU Britain Flags
Published May 12, 2016 02:51 PM

Can the Brits actually decide if they want out of the EU on the 23rd of June?

Published May 3, 2016 11:05 AM

ARENA has been awarded a prestigious grant from Horizon 2020 to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy. Prof. Chris Lord will coordinate the research in a network of 20 partners.

Published Feb. 2, 2016 01:37 PM

While awaiting collective European action, the refugees are thrown back and forth between states protecting their borders.

Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:17 AM

The truism is that crises create more integration. Although this has been the case in the past, there is no guarantee that it will be so in the future. Now the crises are numerous, and they also reveal the weaknesses of the EU structure.

Published Nov. 9, 2015 09:39 AM

Why has Norway ended up in a very precarious democratic situation because of its relationship with the EU? Why is the UK prime Minister saying, 'don't look to Norway'?

Published Feb. 12, 2015 03:02 PM

The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A large international conference in Oslo in November discussed the democratic implications of these changes, both for the EU and Norway.

Published Feb. 12, 2015 11:16 AM

Christopher Lord and John Erik Fossum contribute to PADEMIA's weblectures on parliamentary democracy, which are now available online.