Nettsider med emneord « deliberative democracy»

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper examines challenges and opportunities linked to democratisaton by constitutionalisation, drawing parrallels between the emerging European polity and experience from comparable entities such as Canada.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2006 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper, the EU’s second pillar procedure is assessed against five criteria for its putative lack of democratic qualities. The evaluation shows that decision-making is dominated by secrecy and unelected officials who act extensively on behalf of national ministers without proper accountability mechanisms available.

ARENA Working Paper 24/2008 (pdf)

Anne Elizabeth Stie

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper addresses the following paradox in Jon Elsters' writings: If it is only public reasons that can justify outcomes, how can private desires be the causes of the same outcomes?

ARENA Working Paper 12/2009 (pdf)

Erik O. Eriksen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper reflects on the position of the Constitution for Europe in relation to liberal-democratic theory. While clearly not a Constitution in the strict sense of the term, the Treaty nevertheless provides a potential for future democratic consolidation at the EU level. This requires, however, that the scope of the Treaty is not over-constitutionalised.

ARENA Working Paper 08/2005 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper makes the case for pushing Europe towards a res publica - that is, a polity in which citizens take part as lawmakers in the development of the European project. It is argued that the Treaties of Amsterdam and Nice have failed at this point, by focusing on management rather than the development a common-European public space.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2001 (html)

Dimitris Chryssochoou

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article discusses the prospects of a common European identity in a Hegelian politics of recognition perspective . It is argued here that the EU may play a key role in reuniting multiple identities in Europe.

ARENA Working Paper 17/2001 (html)

Jon Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

From a habermasian perspective and based on developments of human rights enforcement, this paper makes the claim that a cosmopolitan law is in the making. The argument ties together normative political theory and insights about European and international integration.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2002 (html)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

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.

ARENA Working Paper 19/2005 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum and Hans-Jörg Trenz

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

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

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

How should one perceive of the efforts to strengthen the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU? This paper considers this development in the light of political theory, concluding that interest-based political realism must be supplemented by a deliberative perspective to take full account of the strenghtened foreign policy capabilities of the EU.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2003 (pdf)

Helene Sjursen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This case study of the evolvement of the so-called Dublin II Regulation on asylum demonstrates the role of Council-specific informal rules and procedures in facilitating intergovernmental agreement.

ARENA Working Paper 03/2006 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

Publisert 17. sep. 2013 10:31

What is the explanatory potential of deliberative democracy? This paper analyses collective decision-making in a political context with reference to warrants, which explain the conversion from premises to conclusion and with reference to the deontological powers of status functions.

ARENA Working Paper 6/2013 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 10. mars 2014 11:52

This paper explores the systemic perspective on deliberative democracy, asking whether non-majoritarian forums, to which decision-making is delegated, can be legitimated in a democratic system or even contribute to the deliberative quality of it.

ARENA Working Paper 3/2014 (pdf)

Claudia Landwehr

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What is the theoretical basis of a law's legitimacy, and to what extent are we obliged towards obeying it? This paper addresses classical legal-philosophical questions from a deliberative perspective.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2000 (html)

Agustín José Menéndez