Nettsider med emneord « legitimacy»

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper first aims to highlight the reactionary nature of Euroscepticism. Secondly, it argues for understanding Euroscepticism as a discursive formation in the public sphere rather than as a collection of party positions or characteristic of public opinion. Thirdly, it points to the media as central players and amplifiers of Euroscepticism.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2009 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz and Pieter de Wilde

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

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper denounces the perception of pre-political community attachment as a requisite for political integration; instead it delineates a post-national model of European democracy, built upon individual rights and citizenship and shared legitimacy between the national and EU levels.

ARENA Working Paper 26/2000 (html)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Is there an inherent contradiction between national patriotism and liberalism in the cosmopolitan sense of the word? The question is addressed in this paper, which makes the argument - in line with contract theory - that political allegiance result from a sense of duty and loyalty to a state.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2000 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper elevates liberal contract theory to the international scene, where it is found that inter-state inequalities are not illegitimate per se. However, while Rawlsian theory may not be applicabel to the world setting, it is nevertheless more consistent than what is often assumed.

ARENA Working Paper 08/1998 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

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 reviews a significant volume discussing the emergence and development of the EMU: The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union by Petri Minkkinen and Heikki Patomäki(eds)

ARENA Working Paper 01/1999 (html)

Bent Sofus Tranøy

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 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)

Ton Notermans

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What are the epistemological links between culture and law? This paper aims to retrace their relation, based on the weberian argument that modernity and rationalization have removed jurisdiction from its basic, cultural justification.

ARENA Working Paper 14/1997 (html)

J. Peter Burgess

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 use - and merit - of studying implementation with regards to European integration? This paper offers an evaluation of the research area, calling for more systematic and inclusive approaches to this area of research.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2005 (pdf)

Ulf Sverdrup

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

In this article Trenz argues that the tension between normative standards and legitimating practice should be considered as constitutive for the emergence of a European public sphere. Against recent attempts to define the European public sphere in purely descriptive terms, this implies the need to re-introduce the normativity of the public sphere as part of the dynamics of an evolving communicative space in Europe.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2008 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper Marianne Riddervold seeks to contribute to the debate about the role of norms in EU foreign policy by looking at EU policies in the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the making of a Consolidated Maritime Labour Convention (ILOMLC).

ARENA Working Paper 13/2008 (pdf)

Marianne Riddervold

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 paper discusses competing principles of vote distribution in the EU Council within a framework of normative political theory.

ARENA Working Paper 25/1999 (html)

Knut Midgaard

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper evaluates the processes and interests involved in the development of a more legitimate EU.

ARENA Working Paper 27/1999 (html)

Beate Kohler-Koch

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

How should we conceive of the EU's collective decision to expand towards Central and Eastern Europe? This paper analyses the process and finds that rationalist and constructivist approaches both have something to offer; while pursuit of self-interest may predominate, decision-making is played out within a framework of perceived consensus and need for legitimacy.

ARENA Working Paper 15/1999 (html)

Frank Schimmelfenning

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Questioning the alleged democratic deficit of the EU, this paper makes the case for discourse theory as alternative to the traditional liberal and republican conceptions of democracy.

ARENA Working Paper 04/1999 (html)

Erik O. Eriksen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What foundations of allegiance are required to secure the European Union' viability? This paper gives a critique of David Miller's view of nationalism as sole source of trust; it advances the alternative basis of constitutional patriotism on a liberal footing.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2000 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

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 investigates the enhanced role of the European Parliament through the perspective of human rights provisions. It argues that the focus on such issues and the strengthening of Parliament should be seen in the light of closing the EU's perceived legitimacy deficit.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2006 (pdf)

Berthold Rittberger & Frank Schimmelfennig

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What kind of democracy is required to mend the EU's legitimacy deficit? This paper discusses the merits of different models of deliberative democracy, looking in particular on the criteria for legitimate constitutional discourse.

ARENA Working Paper 08/2006 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

National parliaments, seeing their prerogatives threatened by accelerating European integration, have responded by a variety of strategies. This paper discusses divergent parliamentary responses in the light of recent Treaty revisions and the Convention’s reflections on future relations between institutions in the EU system.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2005 (pdf)

Andreas Maurer