Working papers 2010
ARENA working papers are pre-prints of research articles and chapters analysing and documenting new European orders of governance
This paper contributes to the philosophical exchanges of Nussbaum’s version of the capability approach. Nussbaum herself presents her contribution as an alternative to John Rawls’ theory of justice, and following her lead, this paper compares Nussbaum and Rawls.
In this paper, John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez put forward the main elements of the theory of constitutional synthesis as a constitutional theory of European integration.
In this paper, Pieter de Wilde, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou analyse Euroscepticism as a form of EU legitimacy contestation.
In this paper, Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz confront some commonly held assumptions and objections with regard to the feasibility of deliberation in a transnational and pluri-lingual setting, relying on a solid set of both quantitative and qualitative data from EuroPolis.
In this paper Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal argue that EU agencies which might be able to act relatively independently of national governments and the Council, would contribute to executive centre formation at the European level, and thus to further transformation of the current political-administrative order.
In this study Jarle Trondal compares two enduring behavioural patterns within bureaucratic organisations: a logic of hierarchy and a logic of portfolio.
I dette paperet argumenterer Morten Egeberg for at nasjonale administrasjoner i løpet av de siste ti årene også har blir deler av en felles EU-administrasjon sammen med Europakommisjonen og EU-byråene.
Bringing European Democracy Back In. Or how to read the German Constitutional Court's Lisbon Treaty ruling
The paper critically examines the democratic theory that informs the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Lisbon Treaty ruling, and argues that the ruling and the justification speak to several – distinctly different – models of democracy.
This article lays out institutional options and role conceptions adopted by Commission officials,and estimates their relative incidence using a 2008 large-scale survey among Commission officials (N=1901).
In this paper, the author adopts a pragmatist approach to the European transformation from an order of largely independent nation-states to an integrated order with some capacity to rule in the name of all. The pragmatist approach depicts cooperation as a response to problematic situations, and institution formation as a response to the indirect consequences of such, which increasingly catches on and has polity consequences.
This paper evaluates the mediatizing potential of the internet on the politics of European integration and the process of enhancing the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) through an analysis of online debates during the 2009 EU elections.
In this paper the authors examine empirically the degree of involvement of scientists in EU decision making. In addition they examine a set of conditions that affects the likelihood for scientists to be involved in EU decision making.
In this paper the author asks how the EU is utilizing national bureaucracies and finds evidence of Europeanization of maritime inspections, adding to the body of evidence suggesting a new international, multilevel administrative order with stronger traits of direct implementation is emerging.
In this paper, based on a large-N elite survey among Norwegian agency officials, the authors show that agency autonomy, agency influence and inter-institutional coordination seem to be relatively unaffected by agency site.
This study tests hypotheses about patterns and trends in politicization of the EU budget in three budgets, three countries and two forums using claims-making analysis and controlled multivariate comparisons. It finds predominant international polarization with no clear trend over time and no clear difference between countries. It therefore seems likely that politicization of the EU budget reinforces the constraining dissensus, rather than loosening it.
This article poses the following question: How are patterns of internationalisation of research among academic staff at universities balancing two worlds of change, that is, governance by the university leadership as well as initiatives by the faculty members? The article argues and empirically substantiates that internationalisation of academic staff tend to be a balancing-act between these two worlds of change.