Nettsider med emneord « ideas»

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

This article,written as a review of three contributions on social constructivism, is equally conceived as an evaluation of this approach with regards to its usefulness to IR theory. While admitting that social constructivism has added important insights, it is nevertheless argued that there are important lacunaes to be filled and unclarities to be clarified.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2003 (pdf)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

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

This paper accounts for constitutional design in a historical perspective, bringing to light the limited practical merits of a range of political thinkers. Nevertheless, it is argued, political theorists have a lot to offer constitutional debates, particularly so to counteract judicial and comparative overweight with fresh ideas.

ARENA Working Paper 26/1997 (html)

Robert Goodin

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper addresses the common assumption of causality between ideas and macroeconomic policy. Typically, it is argued, the causal link is opposite, due to external pressures; however, ideas may matter when maintaining an outdated regime in spite of such changing circumstances.

ARENA Working Paper 17/1998 (html)

Ton Notermans