Nettsider med emneord « Institutions»

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper presents some insights from an organisational approach to European integration. For exemplification, focus is put on (i) committees and (ii) Commission work; a key observation is that manner of organisation bears heavily on the extent to which institutions shape individual actors.

ARENA Working Paper 19/2002 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper debates the concept of administrative convergence in the light of a putative European model of administration. It is found that ideal-type characteristics may be too general to capture the multitude of administrative and organizational practices.

ARENA Working Paper 26/2002 (html)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What strategies are chosen by interest associations seeking to influence EU policy? This article investigates the pursuit of (i) access to policy networks and (ii) voice by political campaigns and finds the strategies to co-exist at the EU level.

ARENA Working Paper 39/2002 (pdf)

Jan Beyers

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Based on empirical research in the Council of Europe, this paper presents some general hypotheses concerning the effects of social interaction in inter- and supra-national institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 23/2001 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses the organisational factors supporting or constraining EU treaty reform. It is argued that reform must be seen in its historical, cultural and institutional context to disclose the structural elements in which actors are embedded.

ARENA Working Paper 27/2001 (html)

Ulf Sverdrup

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper outlines an organisational approach to European integration, arguing that organisation affects behaviour, loyalty and role enactment in ways that are too frequently ignored by neogovernmental and institutionalist contributions.

ARENA Working Paper 18/2001 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article establishes points of contact between rationalism and social constructivism in the study of social interaction in EU institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2000 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

To what extent may interaction in Europe transform actors' identities and values? This paper investigates this question drawing on material from Council of Europe committees.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2000 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses the emergence of a European public sphere from the vantage point of deliberative democracy; focus in on strong publics as a building stone of future EU-level democracy.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2001 (html)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Taking a broader view of changes in the international structure during the 1990s, this paper makes the observation that traditional security policies have changed - due to (i) the end of the Cold War and (ii) the strengthening of international institutions. However, varying openness to change makes this process less clear-cut in some countries than in others.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2001 (html)

Helene Sjursen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper outlines an organisational approach to the study of European integration; it is argued that while institutions matter in and by themselves, organisation theory may add important insights as to how individual behaviour is shaped and constrained by organisational characteristics.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2000 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

ARENA Working Paper 15/2008 (No full text version available)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper the author explores how and to what extent it is possible to contribute to the Democratisation of the European political order by means of modifying the ways in which taxes are deliberated upon, decided and collected in the old continent.

ARENA Working Paper 23/2008 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper Åse Gornitzka and Ulf Sverdrup examine patterns of participation in the large and organized expert group system under the European Commission.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2008 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka and Ulf Sverdrup

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This conceptual paper provides a working definition of politicisation of European integration, based on a literature review.

ARENA Working Paper 18/2007 (pdf)

Pieter de Wilde

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper examines evolutionary theories developed in the life sciences and explores the ways in which specific concepts and/or insights from these theories can be profitably applied to social and political institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 19/2007 (pdf)

Orion Lewis and Sven Steinmo

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In spite of relentless criticism over many years bureaucracies and bureaucrats are possibly experiencing a renaissance. The aim of this paper is to make sense of this puzzle by exploring bureaucracy as a specific way of organizing public administration in democratic societies. Through what processes and under what conditions is administrative organization likely to come close to the Weberian ideal type?

ARENA Working Paper 14/2007 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper presents three landmark articles on “The new institutionalism” that are part of a research agenda launched more than twenty years ago.“The new institutionalism” offers a perspective on how political life is organized, functions and changes in contemporary democracies. In contrast with an older institutionalism that used formal-legal rules as proxies for political action, the new institutionalism is behavioral.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2007 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper evaluates constructivist approaches to European integration, arguing that in the urge to bring new insights, constructivists have neglected certain important issues within this field.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2006 (pdf)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Drawing on fresh empirical data, this paper accounts for the inter-penetration between the European Commission and national regulatory agencies. Focusing on the environmental domain, a comparative Nordic analysis shows that integration differs, in part due to organizational features and administrative culture.

ARENA Working Paper 30/2005 (pdf)

Maria Martens

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Based on extensive empirical evidence, this paper attempts to establish some patterns in the interaction between business and EU institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 29/2005 (pdf)

Rainer Eising

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What are the role perceptions of national officials in EU policy-making? Drawing on extensive interview data, this paper seeks to apply key organisational and institutional insights to the EU setting.

ARENA Working Paper 24/1998 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper argues that social constructivism suffers from a lack of micro-level, social agency theory; it attempts to fill this lacuna by analyzing state actor compliance with human rights regimes.

ARENA Working Paper 24/1999 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper couples the concept of Europeanization with institutional theory, applying it on the two non-member states Switzerland and Norway. It is revealed that domestic institutional logics rather than formal membership is conducive to processes of adaptation.

ARENA Working Paper 31/1997 (html)

Ulf Sverdrup and Stephan Kux