The article addresses the influence of U.S. online campaign practices on West-European party organizations. The empirical case is the Norwegian Labor Party: To what extent did Labor adopt the online practices of the Obama campaign, and in what sense was the online strategy adapted to fit existing campaign and organizational structures?
By Rune Karslen
This paper investigates whether types of dictatorships differ systematically when it comes to the protection of property rights.
By Carl Henrik Knutsen and Hanne Fjelde
Journal of European Public Policy has published a virtual special issue on Regulation in the EU, bringing together influential articles in the debate and including an article from Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal (2011).
International organisations are typically composed of representatives with affiliations to the national level. The European Commission, in contrast, is one of the few international institutions in which key actors owe their allegiances to the supranational level.
By Morten Egeberg
En god internasjonal klimaavtale krever ikke bare bred deltagelse og dype forpliktelser, den må også sikre at medlemslandene overholder sine forpliktelser.
Av Mads Greaker, Cathrine Hagem og Jon Hovi
In this chapter of the book Society and democracy in Europe, edited by Silke I. Keil and Oscar W. Gabriel (2012), a cumulative file based on the three first waves of European Social Survey (conducted in 2002, 2004 and 2006) the impact of the various socio-structural variables on party choice is examined for 24 European countries.
By Oddbjørn Knutsen
This article examines the relationship between social structure and party choice in Hungary on the basis of a survey from 2009 (N = 2980).
By Oddbjørn Knutsen
This paper discusses how democracy and state capacity interact in affecting economic growth.
By Carl Henrik Knutsen
Hvordan påvirker sosiale medier samfunnsengasjement, demokratisk deltakelse og offentlighet? Bidrar sosiale medier til å styrke eller svekke mobiliseringen rundt samfunnspolitiske spørsmål? Hvordan endrer sosiale medier den offentlige samtalen?
Av Bernard Enjolras, Rune Karlsen, Kari Steen-Johnsen og Dag Wollebæk
Since the late 1920s, social democracy has been preeminent in the politics of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, through dominant parties and ideological hegemony of the centre-left. "The Nordic Model of Social Democracy" relates the concept of the Nordic model to the guiding role of social democratic ideology in developing and sustaining a particular way of society, extending from the mixed economy to social and gender equality and the universal welfare state.
By Nic Brandal, Øivind Bratberg and Dag Einar Thorsen
Båndene mellom Norge og Storbritannia er solid forankret – historisk, politisk, økonomisk og kulturelt. Aldri har de omfattet så mange områder som i dag. Paradoksalt nok synes oppmerksomheten omkring det norsk-britiske forholdet å ha gått i motsatt retning, og selve relasjonen er i dag viet lite systematisk oppmerksomhet og kritisk diskusjon. Hva er status for det norsk-britiske forholdet? Hvor går veien videre?
Av Øivind Bratberg og Kristin M. Haugevik
Allegedly, the new green and left parties that were established in Western Europe during or after the 1960s tend to be characterized by informal but significant links with social movement organizations. In contrast, weak links or virtual lack of such connections is often seen as one of the enduring characteristics of the new populist (radical) right parties. However, there are both empirical and theoretical reasons for examining these conventional wisdom(s) more closely. To date, only limited evidence is available on this aspect of new European parties in general. Examining Norway's successful new left and populist right party, and based on rich original data, this case study adds to our knowledge in several ways.
By Elin Haugsgjerd Allern
Transformative democratic politics are necessary to the advance of substantive democratization. They are vital to the improvement of popular control over public affairs and for promoting economic growth and social welfare. In this diverse collection, the authors examine the political dynamics of democratization in the Global South, and the potential and problems of transformative strategies in new growth economies, as well as the benefits for post-clientelist transformations. If the contemporary challenge for democratization in the Global South is to substantiate formal and minimalist democracy, the contribution of this book is to point to the centrality of transformative democratic politics.
Edited by Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist
This article review the development of the legislative powers of the European Parliament (EP) vis-à-vis the other European Union institutions, and studies the impact of the growing power of the EP on political organization and behavior inside the legislature.
By Simon Hix and Bjørn Høyland
This article studies how elected representatives serving their final period face only weak incentives to provide costly effort.
By Leif Helland, Jon Hovi and Lars Monkerud
In this article the authors study how enforcement of agreements can be a major challenge in international politics.
By Frank Grundig, Jon Hovi, Arild Underdal and Stine Aakre
In the forthcoming book "Business and Politics in a New Global Order", the authors Hveem, Knutsen and Rygh have written a chapter titled "State Ownership, Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment".
By Helge Hveem, Carl Henrik Knutsen and Asmund Rygh
This paper surveys the literature on how democracy affects economic growth.
By Carl Henrik Knutsen
This article proposes an analytical framework for exploring policy responses to common challenges of environmental governance.
By Arild Underdal
Tidligere forskning har i liten grad funnet støtte for at TV er et usedvanlig sterkt medium. I litteraturen finner vi likevel et skille mellom dem som tillegger selve mediet stor betydning for hvordan et budskap mottas, og andre som hevder at budskapet er viktigst.
Av Rune Karlsen og Stine Marie Waage
Den 22. juli 2011 ble Norge rammet av en av de mest dødelig høyreekstreme terroraksjonene i Europa etter 2. verdenskrig. Gjerningsmannen, Anders Behring Breivik, hadde både koblinger til en høyreekstrem subkultur på internett og forbilder i en fremvoksende høyrepopulistisk partifamilie.
Av Anders Ravik Jupskås
This article addresses the issue of how parties organise and work across territory in unitary states. Concentrating on policy-making in Norway, it provides a multi-dimensional description of intra-party links and power relations.
By Elin Haugsgjerd Allern and Jo Saglie
Elina Haugsgjerd Allern has written the chapter Appointments to Public Administration in Norway: No Room for Political Parties?in the book Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies, edited by Petr Kopecky, Peter Mair and Maria Spirova.
By Elin Haugsgjerd Allern
Elin Haugsgjerd Allern og Jo Saglie har skrevet kapittelet Partiene mellom kommune og stat – organisatorisk bindeledd eller «missing link»? i boka Det norske flerdemokratiet. Boka er redigert av Marit Reitan, Jo Saglie og Eivind Smith.
Av Elin Haugsgjerd Allern og Jo Saglie
Realism is making a comeback in Europe. This book brings together a new generation of realist scholars. It provides a rigorous survey for specialists seeking to understand the dynamics of international relations in a time of change.
Edited by Asle Toje and Barbara Kunz