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In her contribution to European Enlargement across Rounds and Beyond Borders, Helene Sjursen suggests that an examination of the EU's enlargement decisions can provide important insights into the Union's own understanding or what it is or should be.
In this latest article in Journal of European Integration, Mai'a Cross argues that European external borders are actually becoming stronger, not weaker, despite the renewed emphasis on national borders within Europe.
In this article, Cathrine Holst and Johan Christensen address both empirical and normative questions about the changing role of academic knowledge on ad hoc advisory commissions through an analysis of Norwegian Official Commissions.
Eva Krick presents a comprehensive assessment of input- and output-related dimensions of democratic legitimacy in her recent article. The study challenges the widespread assumption that the decision rule of ‘consensus’, whereby decisions are made by ‘tacit consent’, grants veto power to each participant.
Marianne Riddervold and Ruxandra-Laura Bosilca
This report edited by Enrico Fassi and Sonia Lucarelli provides a preliminary insight into the EU’s migration policies by examining concepts and understandings as well as their actual application in a set of national cases.
In the newly published book Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change Johan P. Olsen examines democratic accountability as a mechanism by which citizens are supposed to influence and control their elected representatives, non-elected officials, and other power holders.
Erle Inderhaug belyser EUs likestillingspolitikk gjennom en casestudie av den politiske prosessen knyttet til direktivforslaget for å forbedre kjønnsbalansen i bedriftsstyrer i denne rapporten.
Chris Lord argues in this article 'An Indirect Legitimacy Argument for a Directly Elected European Parliament' that a directly elected European Parliament could help national democracies meet their own obligations to their own demoi to secure conditions of democratic self-government.
Edited by John Erik Fossum and Markus Jachtenfuchs this special issue of Journal of European Public Policy is devoted to the challenges of federalism focusing on the case of EU .
From reflecting on the EU experience, John Erik Fossum contributes with an article on democratic federalization in the special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.
Erik O. Eriksen
This insightful analysis by Mai'a K. Davis Cross explores the patterns seen in the three major existential crises that have affected the resilience of the European Union in the first few years of the twenty-first century. Using a comparative framework, it will appeal to scholars in political science, sociology, international relations, communications, and media studies.
With his article 'Reflections on EU Legitimacy and Governing' published in European papers John Erik Fossum engages with Carol Harlow on her contribution 'The Limping Legitimacy of EU Lawmaking: A Barrier to Integration' in the same journal.