In this special issue of the Open Access journal Politics and Governance, guest editors Åse Gornitzka and Cathrine Holst assemble 14 articles dealing with the role and use of expert knowledge in EU decision-making.
In this report, John Todd analyses how the British discourse on Europe has evolved over the past forty years, culminating with Cameron's commitment to hold a referendum on EU membership should his part win the upcoming general election in May.
Cathrine Holst er medredaktør av et festskrift til Rune Slagstad, Rett og Politikk. Boken inviterer til prinsipiell debatt om styreform, konstitusjon og grunnleggende trekk ved stat og samfunn. Holst bidrar også med et kapittel om «kunnskapsbasert politikk» og eksperters rolle.
Christopher Lord has written the article 'Utopia or dystopia? Towards a normative analysis of differentiated integration', which is now available online. It is forthcoming in a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
John Erik Fossum considers the democratic challenges of patterns of integration and disintegration actualized by the euro crisis in a new article of Journal of European Public Policy.
Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz have published an article in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, discussing how deliberative experiments can claim to generate democratic legitimacy.
In a new book chapter, Tatiana Fumasoli aims to understand how universities adapt to pressures for change and develop their strategic management of human resources. How do policy reforms, university strategies, and academic traditions play the role of drivers of change?
Morten Egeberg, Jarle Trondal and Nina M. Vestlund shed light on so far undocumented relationships between EU agencies and the European Commission in this Journal of European Public Policy article.
Helene Sjursen outlines key developments in the common European foreign, security and defence policy in the Routledge Handbook of European Politics.
Jarle Trondal is co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System. This important collection examines the emerging bureaucratic framework which underpins the EU and constitutes a primer on the EU administrative system.
Erik O. Eriksen contributes a chapter on the EU's normativity in light of the Eurozone crisis in the volume The Future of Europe on Rowman and Littlefield.
Mai'a K. Davis Cross has co-authored an article on the media's role in potentially contributing to the social construction of EU crises in Journal of European Public Policy.
Hans-Jörg Trenz has published the chapter 'Europeanising the Public Sphere – Meaning, Mechanisms, Effects' which takes a closer look at the shift in the research agenda from the European public sphere to the Europeanisation of public and media communication.
Erik O. Eriksen has published the article 'Regional Cosmopolitanism: The EU in Search of its Legitimation' in the Open Access journal European Journal of Futures Research.
David G. Mayes, guest researcher at ARENA, has published an article in Journal of Banking Regulation. He illustrates the problems with light touch regulation and reliance on good governance to ensure financial stability by providing lessons from New Zealand.