This study, based on an online survey, shows that political group staff are primarily committed to the concerns of their respective political groups, but also to the arguments of those external actors which have similar party affiliation.
By Morten Egeberg, Åse Gornitzka, Jarle Trondal og Mathias Johannessen
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can a conditional commitment by a major actor (for example, the European Union) induce other major actors (such as the USA, China, India, or Japan) to do more to mitigate global climate change?
By Arild Underdal, Jon Hovi, Steffen Kallbekken and Tora Skodvin
This paper conducts the first analysis of the effect of armed conflict on progress in meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.
By Scott Gates, Håvard Hegre, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Håvard Strand
Why does the failure of US ratification of multilateral environmental treaties occur? This article analyses the domestic political mechanisms involved in cases of failed US ratification. US non-participation in global environmental institutions often has serious ramifications.
By Guri Bang, Jon Hovi and Detlef F. Sprintz
This article shows that the compliance enforcement system of the Kyoto Protocol provides only weak incentives for Parties to comply with their commitments.
By Jon Hovi, Mads Greaker, Cathrine Hagem and Bjart Holtsmark
Classical international organizations are formally governed by ministers who have their primary institutional affiliation at the national level. The European Commission, on the other hand, represents a notable organizational innovation in the way that executive politicians at the top, i.e., the commissioners, have their primary institutional affiliation at the international level.
By Morten Egeberg
In this article, the authors conclude that the impacts of economic growth and UN involvement on the risk of post-conflict peace collapse are neither clear nor simple.
By Marianne Dahl and Bjørn Høyland
In an article published in Science on 16 March 2012, 32 leading governance experts from the Earth System Governance research alliance argue for a fundamental overhaul of global environmental governance.
By F. Biermann, K. Abbott, S. Andresen, A. Underdal, et.al
According to two-level game theory, negotiators tailor agreements at the international level to be ratifiable at the domestic level. According to two-level game theory, negotiators tailor agreements at the international level to be ratifiable at the domestic level. This did not happen in the Kyoto negotiations, however, in the US case.
By Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz and Guri Bang
According to a widespread assumption, party–interest group links are significantly weaker than they used to be. Both sets of organizations, it is said, now prefer autonomy over the constraints implied by close relationships, especially in supposedly ‘cartelized’ established party systems but also in new democracies.
By Elin Allern and Tim Bale