ARENA Working Papers 2000
ARENA working papers are pre-prints of research articles and chapters analysing issues of European governance and politics.
This paper denounces the perception of pre-political community attachment as a requisite for political integration; instead it delineates a post-national model of European democracy, built upon individual rights and citizenship and shared legitimacy between the national and EU levels.
What is the theoretical basis of a law's legitimacy, and to what extent are we obliged towards obeying it? This paper addresses classical legal-philosophical questions from a deliberative perspective.
This paper addresses the driving forces behind EU law, focusing on the exchanges between national legal traditions.
This paper discusses the EEA'agreement's implications for national sovereignty; its main focus is to what extent European law admits room for maneouvre to the legal systems of signatory states.
How, then, does one get there? An institutionalist response to Herr Fischer´s vision of a European Federation
This paper addresses Joschka Fischer's vision for Europe by way of institutionalist theory; how and by what instruments can a transition of the EU in line with Fischer's vision be conducted and controlled?
A later version of this paper was published in C. Joerges, Y. Meny and J. H. H. Weiler (eds) What Kind of Constitution for What Kind of Polity?, Robert Shuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Intitute and The Jean Monnet Chair, Harvard Law School, pp. 163-179.
A later version of this paper was published in Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift No. 4: 297-305, 2000.
A later version of this paper was published in Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift No. 3: 231-250, 2000.
Which way ahead for the EU? This article addresses some pivotal questions concerning the future of the European Union, with Joschka Fischer's Humboldt speech as point of departure.
A later version of this paper was published in C. Joerges, Y. Meny and J. H. H. Weiler (eds) What Kind of Constitution for What Kind of Polity? Robert Shuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Intitute and The Jean Monnet Chair, Harvard Law School, pp. 125-138.
This paper discusses conditionality - the use of incentives to alter a state's behaviour or policies - in the light of post-Cold War developments in Europe. It is argued here that regional integration generates a transition of national interests; the toolkit for analysing compliance must henceforth be expanded.
Economy and Monetary Union: Implications for Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining in Europe
Is there an inherent contradiction between national patriotism and liberalism in the cosmopolitan sense of the word? The question is addressed in this paper, which makes the argument - in line with contract theory - that political allegiance result from a sense of duty and loyalty to a state.
A later version of this paper was published in Acta Sociologica 43 (4): 381-397, 2000
What remains of the basis of law in societies of increasingly knowledge-based and internationalised systems of governance? This paper discusses such questions in the light of different theoretical positions.
European Integration and the Changing Paradigm of Energy Policy: The case of natural gas liberalisation
This article investigates and interprets changes in EU energy policy from an innovative, neo-institutionalist perspective.
To what extent may interaction in Europe transform actors' identities and values? This paper investigates this question drawing on material from Council of Europe committees.
Bridging the Rational-Choice / Constructivist Gap? Theorizing Social Interaction in European Institutions
This article establishes points of contact between rationalism and social constructivism in the study of social interaction in EU institutions.
This paper outlines an organisational approach to the study of European integration; it is argued that while institutions matter in and by themselves, organisation theory may add important insights as to how individual behaviour is shaped and constrained by organisational characteristics.
How is allegiance apportioned when national civil servants meet in EU committees? This paper investigates the role perceptions and allegiance of Norwegian and Swedish officials on mission in Brussels.
A later version of this article was published in Journal of European Public Policy 10 (1): 59-77, 2003.
The Future Soul of Europe: Nationalism or Just Patriotism? A Critique of David Miller's defence of Nationality
What foundations of allegiance are required to secure the European Union' viability? This paper gives a critique of David Miller's view of nationalism as sole source of trust; it advances the alternative basis of constitutional patriotism on a liberal footing.
This paper gives a succinct analysis of post-war economic governance in the Nordic countries, seen against the concept of a Nordic model.
This paper accounts for the development of a common energy policy in the EU during the 1990s, aspiring to draw broader conclucions about the dynamic of supranational integration.
This paper gives a critical account of the Norwegian appraoch to European integration five years in the wake of the EU referendum.
Organising European Institutions of Governance: A Prelude to an Institutional Account of Political Integration
This paper outlines some theoretical and empirical tasks for an institutional account of European integration, focusing on the uneven development of an EU system of governance.
A later version of this article was published in H. Wallace (ed.) Interlocking Dimensions of European Integration, Houndmills: Palgrave.
In pursuit of a norms-based perspective on governance, this paper investigates Schengen debates in the House of Lords; it is shown that British restraints have raised to salience the concept of flexibility as foundational to the emerging EU polity.