Eilert Sundts hus
4. etasje (kart)
Moltke Moes vei 31
This paper discusses the inherent problems of political engineering through constitutionmaking. It is argued that conflict is often easier to contain in routine politics than at constitutional moments. How, then, does process inflict on inflict on visions and ideas when attempting to create a viable constitutional entity?
Johan P. Olsen
This paper takes as point of departure the argued case for a European constitution implementing social as well as fundamental human rights. It discusses further what effects could and should follow from a formalization of social rights in the EU.
ARENA Working Paper 32/2002 (html)
Agustín José Menéndez
What are the merits of the EU's attempts to forge a constituency? This paper sheds light on the development of a European public sphere by presenting a framework where constituency and polity building are seen to interact, tangibly illustrated in the constitution process.
John Erik Fossum and Hans-Jörg Trenz
This paper is on whether the parameters of power politics in Europe are changing and whether the EU can be described as a cosmopolitan polity in the making. In other words: Is it the case that the popular sovereignty principe must yield to fundamental human rights?
Erik Oddvar Eriksen