2000

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.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2000 (html)

Antje Wiener

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.

ARENA Working Paper 02/2000 (html)

Johan P. Olsen

ARENA Working Paper 03/2000 (No full text version available)

Svein S. Andersen

This paper gives a critical account of the Norwegian appraoch to European integration five years in the wake of the EU referendum.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2000 (html)

Svein S. Andersen

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.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2000 (html)

Svein S. Andersen

This paper gives a succinct analysis of post-war economic governance in the Nordic countries, seen against the concept of a Nordic model.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2000 (html)

Lars Mjøset

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.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2000 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

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.

ARENA Working Paper 08/2000 (html)

Jarle Trondal and Frode Veggeland

ARENA Working Paper 09/2000 (No full text version available)

Johan P. Olsen

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.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2000 (html)

Morten Egeberg

This article establishes points of contact between rationalism and social constructivism in the study of social interaction in EU institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2000 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

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.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2000 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

This article investigates and interprets changes in EU energy policy from an innovative, neo-institutionalist perspective.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2000 (html)

Svein S. Andersen

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.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2000 (html)

Inger Johanne Sand

ARENA Working Paper 15/2000 (No full text version available)

Lars Mjøset

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.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2000 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

ARENA Working Paper 17/2000 (No full text version available)

Jon Erik Dølvik

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.

ARENA Working Paper 18/2000 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

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.

ARENA Working Paper 19/2000 (html)

Agustín José Menéndez

ARENA Working Paper 20/2000 (No full text version available)

Johan P. Olsen

ARENA Working Paper 21/2000 (No full text version available)

Morten Egeberg

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?

ARENA Working Paper 22/2000 (html)

Johan P. Olsen

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.

ARENA Working Paper 23/2000 (html)

Hans Petter Graver

This paper addresses the driving forces behind EU law, focusing on the exchanges between national legal traditions.

ARENA Working Paper 24/2000 (html)

Hans Petter Graver

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.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2000 (html)

Agustín José Menéndez