The paper discusses the effects of European integration on national administrations. Focusing on the Nordic countries, it is found that both an intergovernmental and an organizational perspective have something to contribute to our understanding of Europeanization.
How does the EU's organisational structure affect its impact on domestic governments? This paper investigates Council and Commission influence on national governance. By empirical data from Norway and Sweden it is shown that while the Council consolidates administrative hierarchies, the Commission disrupts such traditional structures by by-passing them.
Torbjörn Larsson and Jarle Trondal
This paper investigates the dynamics of national officials involved in EU committee work. Drawing on organizational theory it is argued that the co-ordinative role of foreign ministries depends crucially on the framing of interaction in Brussels.
ARENA Working Paper 32/1999 (html)
This paper discusses the potential of EMU in resolving economic stagnation in Europe; more directly, it questions whether tenets of Scandinavian social democracy may have something to offer to Europe in search of a sort of progressive consensus.
ARENA Working Paper 10/1997 (html)
This paper analyses the EMU debate in Sweden, drawing on a governmental report mandated to sketch out pros and cons of Swedish membership. Interestingly, the resulting report points towards a new equilibrium between Keynesian and monetarist approaches - an observation carrying wider implications for Europe as well.
ARENA Working Paper 11/1997 (html)