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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.
Our guest researcher Andreas Grimmel has published the book 'Europäische Integration im Kontext des Rechts' with Springer.
On September 27 Christer Gulbrandsen defended his dissertation 'Europeanization in a global context. A study of a national maritime safety agency's work with global and European rules'.
John Erik Fossum and Chris Lord are part of a new platform for academics and practitioners interested in the issue of political representation in Europe.
TIK is happy to announce that the first Nordic STS Conference will be held at Rica Hell Hotel outside of Trondheim, April 24-26, 2013, in collaboration with Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture (KULT) at NTNU.
John Erik Foussum will hold a keynote speech on 'EU democratization: prospects and challenges' at the workshop 'Representative Democracy in the 21st Century' at the European University Institute the 26th of October.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union is important and interesting. The award is given for the EU’s peace-building and democracy-expanding work over the past 55 years. The prize also reminds us that peace in Europe should not be taken for granted.
Cathrine Holst assesses whether modern society’s dependence on expertise ensures that we must now redefine what democracy means at LSE's EUROPP-blog.
Guest researcher at ARENA, Benjamin Leruth, looks at the importance of Iceland's fisheries, and the ongoing dispute or ‘mackerel war’ between the country and the EU over fishing rights.
Cathrine Holst has been awarded the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea.
Jarle Trondal discusses the development of the ‘European administrative space’ (EAS), in which European administrative practices come to complement national practices.