What does it mean to be a European citizen? 25 years after the Treaty of Maastricht, ARENA researchers Espen D. H. Olsen and Agustín José Menéndez argue that provisions intended to create a European community may create more friction than harmony.
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.
Jarle Trondal and Nadja Kühn are published in World Political Science with an English translation of their award winning article on the governance of European affairs in Norway.
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.
Alexander Katsaitis has co-authored a new paper in The Journal of Legislative Studies about interest group representation in the European Parliament.
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.
ARENA's Jarle Trondal has been awarded 'Best article of 2018' by the 'Norwegian Journal of Political Science' for his article about Norwegian civil servants' work on EU and EEA affairs.
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.
Cathrine Holst has contributed with a chapter in the new volume Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit on how Norway as a non-member is affected by - and affects - EU gender equality policy.
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.
John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez have contributed with a book chapter each in a volume devoted to offer a new conceptual approach to the core ideas of European integration processes.
Does the EU deliver on its human rights policy? Johanne D. Saltnes explores the EU’s use of the human rights clause and the legitimacy basis of the Union’s human rights policy in the journal Global Affairs.
The seminar will discuss three recently published books which deal with challenging questions of identity and belonging, as well as terrorism.
Agustín José Menéndez tests the reconstructive potential and the normative soundness of constitutional pluralism as a constitutional theory to make sense of European integration in the journal European Papers.
Helene Sjursen explores the sources of legitimacy of the European Union's (EU) Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) in the journal Global Affairs.
How do we arrange relations between EU members and non-member democracies in ways that secure core standards of democratic legitimacy? Will Brexit aggravate this difficulty?
In this blog post, I draw on Norwegian experiences in arguing that there should be a second referendum on Brexit.
Could the 'Norway model' work for the UK post-Brexit? Do EU agencies threaten the EEA agreement? These were topics of discussion when policy-makers and ARENA researchers met during Arendalsuka 2018.
A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. John Erik Fossum has succeeded in a highly competitive bid for international research funding. ARENA is celebrating the success.
The former Norwegian minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Marit Berger Røsland, will debate Brexit and 'the Norway model' with leading EU researchers from ARENA.
Since 2008, the European Union faces a range of existential threats between populism, technocracy, and mediatisation. How can the EU address the rise of populist parties, the expanding role of the EU’s depoliticized bodies, and the world of social media?