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The Covid-19 crisis is exploited by Viktor Orbán to consolidate power and undermine democracy. The increasingly authoritarian Prime Minister has used the pandemic to further authoritarian ends. Democratic backsliding in Hungary has for long been a cause of concern for the European Union.
What will be the final outcome of the European election and how will this affect Norway? Prominent researchers, journalists and politicians will discuss this during our event at Arendalsuka.
The European Union is engaged in a large-scale debate on its future nature and direction. The role and importanec of theoretically informed and empirically grounded research in that process is essential, as was made very clear at EU3D's opening conference in Rome.
The research project REFLEX will organize the workshop Making Non-Majoritarian Institutions Safe for Democracy on 20-21 June in Oslo.
Is differentiation part of the problem or part of the solution to the European Union's current challenges? EU3D sets out to specify the conditions under which differentiation is politically acceptable, institutionally sustainable, and democratically legitimate.
Members of the European Parliament have gained great influence in trade policy, thereby challenging the national monopolies of power. Often, they are perceived as a disturbing element in international negotiations.
Erik O. Eriksen and John Erik Fossum have contributed with a chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy.
Several ARENA researchers have contributed with book chapters in a new volume about institutional change in the Nordic model, co-edited by Cathrine Holst.
European decision-makers point to flexible relationships with the EU as a way to maintain their countries’ independence and autonomy. New research from ARENA suggests that political differentiation might in fact lead to the opposite, which does not bode well for the UK after Brexit.
Helene Sjursen explores the sources of legitimacy of the European Union's (EU) Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) in the journal Global Affairs.
By analysing the three main CSDP committees, Mai'a K. Davis Cross sheds light on where secrecy exists and how it works in its relationship to the EU's foreign poilcy outcomes in the journal West European Politics.
Erik O. Eriksen analyses the problems that a differentiated European political order poses for self-rule in the article in the European Journal of Political Research.
In this guest blog post, professor Christopher Lord of ARENA gives an alternative take on how to understand the struggle behind the Brexit negotiations.
Cathrine Holst has co-authored this article in Social Epistemology with Anders Molander. They discuss the conditions for legitimate expert arrangements within a democratic order and from a deliberative systems approach.
Multiple crises have created new legitimacy challenges for the EU. Have the EU’s responses to these crises been legitimate? These questions are addressed by 20 partners in the European PhD network PLATO, which is coordinated by ARENA.
This project studies whether and how particular political institutional characteristics – for example concerning the ruling party, election systems, and the protection of civil liberties – affect economic policies and outcomes under different conditions. More specifically, the project analyzes how different institutions, both in democracies and dictatorships, impact on economic growth and redistributive policies, thereby addressing issues of immense importance for the welfare of citizens across the world.
A common view in scholarly literature and public debate is that the relationship between parties and interest groups shapes the nature of democratic governance. Still, party-group relationships have been largely overlooked by political scientists to date and taken for granted across different countries, institutional make-ups, types of party systems, and sectors. The proposed research project will advance the state of the art in this field by seeking to systematically examine the nature, the shaping factors and the consequences for policy-making of party-group relationships in long-established democracies across the world.