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Jürgen Habermas will hold the Holberg Lecture ’Democracy in Europe’ at the University of Stavanger on 11 September 2014. Erik O. Eriksen has been invited to comment on his work and engage in a debate with one of the great thinkers of our time.
What happens when you are so absorbed in an activity that you forget everything else? So-called "flow" was one of the topics discussed at the Oslo summer school in comparative social science studies.
The annual report summarizes last year’s activities at Norway’s foremost research centre within European studies.
Henry Molaison is well known by thousands of psychology students as "H.M". Henry Molaison lost his memory on an operating table in an attempt to cure epilepsy. The study of H.M. has revolutionized our understanding of the organization of human memory.
The EPISTO project is co-organizing the workshop 'Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse', which will take place in Paris on 20-21 November 2014.
Norway's first Europe Minister, Vidar Helgesen, will hold the ARENA Lecture 2014. Helgesen will come to Blindern campus on 4 March to talk about Norway's relations with the EU against the backdrop of the 200th constitutional celebration and the 20th anniversary of the EEA Agreement.
Congratulations to Riccardo David Battaglia, Johanna Vallistu and Stijn van Ewijk!
Worse than foreign misperception, is how Europeans judge themselves, according to Mai'a K. Davis Cross and Jan Melissen in EUobserver.
In a recent interview Tatiana Fumasoli explains some preliminary and highly interesting findings from the FLAGSHIP project.
John Moodie in this EUROPP blog post argues that while there are legitimate concerns over the use of Commission expert groups, there are adequate checks and balances in place to provide democratic safeguards.
The university sector has undergone major changes in coordination modes and systemic governance over the last decades. In this blog post, Tatiana Fumasoli presents some research results from the Flagship project as well as other studies which were discussed at two recent conferences.
In conjunction with the celebration of the 202 year anniversary of the University of Oslo, Teknovatøren was awarded with the title of “Student publication of year”.
Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the European Court of Justice’s growing role in the domain of fundamental rights. He argues that it is not a sign of judicial activism, but of political insufficiencies.
In this EUROPP blog post, Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the difficulties in negotiating a joint European energy policy that might ultimately help drive the transition to renewable energy sources.
Two days ago, the Greek government shut down the Greek public broadcast company (ERT), in a manner reminiscent of the junta ways back in the 60s-70s. Asimina Michailidou comments on the role of public broadcasting services in modern democracies.
Benjamin Leruth, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on euroscepticism in the Nordic states on the LSE's EUROPP Blog, pointing to the high level of variation between countries.
Benjamin Leruth, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the Icelandic election results on the LSE's EUROPP Blog, arguing that an EU referendum may still be on the cards for Iceland as a majority of the population still supports accession talks.
Traditionally, US reactions to CSDP have been everything from confrontational to supportive to denigrating to mute. Instead of gauging all these perspectives, Mai'a Davis Cross argues that Europeans should rather focus on developing and strengthening CSDP on their own terms.
The eurozone crisis is coming to an end. While it will still take several years before recovery is complete, now is an ideal time to consider the lessons learned.
The EPISTO project staged its kick-off conference in Oslo on 4-5 April 2013. Around 60 participants contributed to a real kick-start of the project, which is lead by Cathrine Holst at ARENA.
Nationality plays only a minor role in influencing the behaviour of Commission staff, and is simply one of many factors influencing the actions of Commissioners, Morten Egeberg writes on LSE's EUROPP Blog.
It is trivial to say that the European Union is going through an existential crisis. But which crisis? Whose crisis?
The RECODE Programme invites doctoral research students to participate in a week-long summer school, 'The Challenge of Complex Diversity: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada'.
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is holding its bi-annual general conference in Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013. The conference includes a section “Europe of Knowledge” that focuses on education, higher education and research policy.