Feeding from empirical as well as conceptual inquiry, this paper questions the hypothesis of a clear-cut shift from national towards EU-level allegiance on the part of national officials. Actors, it is maintained, are embedded in multiple social environments, among which the national element remains of primary importance.
ARENA Working Paper 33/2002 (html)
Why do states comply with international norms? This paper draws together agency-focused regime literature and constructivist accounts of socialization to give a fuller picture of compliance, taking as case study the European human rights regime.
ARENA Working Paper 11/1999 (html)
Jeffrey T. Checkel