Nettsider med emneord « Democracy»

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper accounts for the influence held by EU institutions on the foreign policy of post-Franco Spain; it is argued that throughout this period, EU membership rather than regime change has been the driving force behind foreign policy change.

ARENA Working Paper 26/2001 (html)

José I. Torreblanca

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

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?

ARENA Working Paper 23/2002 (dwt)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This papers considers the European constitution-making process in the light of three perspectives of constitutional legitimacy. The evolving treaty, it is claimed, is legitimate in the sense of being (i) functional and (ii) power-constraining. Constitutional legitimacy, however, may also require a (iii) power-establishing or revolutionary character; according to this third perspective, the EU constitutional process does not fully answer the demands of legitimacy.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2003 (pdf)

Hauke Brunkhorst

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Assessing the attempts to forge a Constitution for Europe, this article focuses on the incorporation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. While clearly legitimate to a post-national democracy and the idea of a constitution, rights should nevertheless be right in the sense of resting on a popular-discursive consensus.

ARENA Working Paper 17/2003 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses the topic of rights to political participation in the EU context, focusing on concepts such as sovereignty and citizenship and the inherent tension between nation-state and EU level competence.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2002 (html)

Jo Shaw

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

European integration has, it is often argued, beenmarked by a bias towards market freedoms to the detriment of social values and rights. This paper discusses to what extent the Charter of Fundamental Rights is a step towards redressing this inbalance by introducing a social fundament to the market values hitherto conceived.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2003 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper sheds some light on the peaceful and democratic transformation of the nation-state occurring in Europe. It offers a systematic comparison of the EU experience with that of Canada, a democracy variously referred to as a post-national entity, multinational federation, or confederation.

ARENA Working Paper 28/2002 (html)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses different strategies for mending the legitimacy deficit of the EU; it is argued here that legitimacy could be attained by way of three different paths, each pertaining to a a special vision of what the EU is and should be.

ARENA Working Paper 38/2002 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper the question of how to reconcile political unity and diversity, a classic problem of democratic theory, is applied to the evolving European polity. Specific emphasis is put on the dynamic behind voluntary cross-border cooperation and the consequences of such integration to the viability and democratic quality of constituent institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2004 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What lessons can be drawn from European integration when it comes to balancing unity and diversity?

ARENA Working Paper 24/2005 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper is a reproduction of the author's John Gaus lecture given in August 2003. Maintaining that a theory of administration must also be a theory of politics, it discusses the democratic tasks of public administration in serving the people rather than a ruling class.

ARENA Working Paper 20/2003 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What are the achievements of the Convention on the future of Europe? In the light of contrasting constitutional visions, the paper discusses whether the document produced by the Convention should be seen as constitutional treaty or constitution proper. It arrives at the conclusion that no unequivocal judgement can be made; however, the Convention makes certain qualitative leaps away from treaty towards constitutional patriotism.

ARENA Working Paper 21/2003 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper accounts for the logic of appropriateness, a perspective that sees human action as driven by rules of appropriate or exemplary behavior, embedded in institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2004 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen and James G. March

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article is an argument in the public debate on innovation and innovation policy; focus is directed towards institutional requirements and democratic concerns. A broader conception of innovation is applied than what is often the case in political/administrative argumentation. The paper is in Norwegian.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2004 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper the authors examine empirically the degree of involvement of scientists in EU decision making. In addition they examine a set of conditions that affects the likelihood for scientists to be involved in EU decision making.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2010 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka and Ulf Sverdrup

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper offers some normative considerations over how to organise legitimate and good government in the European Union, taking into account individual political rights as well as national equilibria.

ARENA Working Paper 10/1998 (html)

Knut Midgaard

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper asks how ex ante and ex post control mechanisms structuring the involvement of national parliaments in EU policy-formulation affect the size and scope of conflict of parliamentary debates.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2009 (pdf)

Pieter de Wilde

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article addresses the critical issue of how constitutional designing of the EU is related to the expression of collective identities.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2009 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz

Publisert 6. mars 2014 13:06

This paper assesses to what extent the Interinstitutional Agreement has strengthened the European Parliament’s ability to hold the Council to account for its foreign policy. The analysis finds that this arrangement introduces an element of checks and balances, however, its effect is limited by certain restrictions and the lack of sanction mechanisms.

ARENA Working Paper 1/2014 (pdf)

Guri Rosén

Publisert 22. jan. 2014 10:17

This paper presents a two-fold analysis of the EU's Foreign and Security Policy, examining the degree and form of integration as well as the substance of the policy. Sjursen finds evidence of a large-scale transformation in the processes of European foreign policy making and in the interaction between national and EU levels of decision-making.

ARENA Working Paper 7/2013 (pdf)

Helene Sjursen

Publisert 6. mars 2014 13:18

The EU’s member states, and in particular the Eurozone members, have moved themselves into a community of fate through lock-ins and normative commitments. Mending the Eurozone crisis has become a matter of justice, as some are profiting and some losing on the European Monetary Union. However, there is disagreement as to what medicine is the right cure.

ARENA Working Paper 2/2014 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 13. apr. 2015 10:37

By examining the case of the European Research Area, the authors document patterns of differentiated integration across governance levels and discuss how a number of factors shape these patterns.

ARENA Working Paper 2/2015 (pdf)

Tatiana Fumasoli, Åse Gornitzka and Benjamin Leruth

Publisert 17. mars 2015 08:34

The Nordic parliaments are similar in that they all exercise a robust style of oversight of their respective governments' conduct of EU affairs; they exemplify a common "Nordic model" of parliamentary scrutiny. However, the Parliaments differ in how they engage directly with the EU. This paper does a comparative analysis of the Norwegian Parliaments' actions and responses to the controversial EU legislative proposal, the 2012 Monti II Regulation concerning the right to strike.

ARENA Working Paper 1/2015 (pdf)

Ian Cooper