Nettsider med emneord «Legitimacy»

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker meet.
Publisert 15. des. 2017 17:18

In this guest blog post, professor Christopher Lord of ARENA gives an alternative take on how to understand the struggle behind the Brexit negotiations. 

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses the driving forces behind EU enlargement; by studying the argumentation applied to justify enlargement, it is found that ethical-political arguments served as particularly important mobilisers.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2001 (html)

Helene Sjursen

Publisert 19. sep. 2016 14:25
Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article examines the question of the EU's uniqueness, with explicit reference to the EU as a case of transformation of or departure from the nation-state. To this end it applies a comparative framework with four strategies, the application of which to the EU yields a comprehensive test of the EU's uniqueness.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2004 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper gives an evaluation of normative theory on the EU's legitimacy, taking the Maastricht Treaty and its public reception as point of departure.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2004 (pdf)

Andreas Føllesdal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

The purpose of this article is to heighten our understanding of the nature of the EU's social constituency. This article develops a conceptual-methodological framework that will help us to identify the EU's social constituency and spell out its specific traits.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2004 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper discusses the usefulness of reflexive reason-giving as an approach to transnational and supranational systems of governance. It is argued that deliberation must be supplemented with law and trust as resources for collective action.

ARENA Working Paper 20/2004 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 26. juli 2010 14:35
An old man sitting at a meeting table with a lot of men around him
Publisert 5. des. 2018 15:44

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.

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This article discusses whether deliberation and decision-making on the constitutional norms of the EU can contribute to render it more democratic. Observing the procedural changes to constitution-making introduced with Laeken (notably the Convention), it is argued in the paper that such changes have made some progress towards rectifying the Union's legitimacy deficit.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2005 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum & Agustín José Menéndez

Publisert 23. jan. 2019 13:19

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.

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

The paper treats the classic question of EU legitimacy and debates whether the convention establishing a Constitutional Treaty for Europe has managed to overcome the EU legitimacy deficit. Deliberative theory is applied to evaluate the constitutional process, concluding that the convention by way of increasing reflexivity managed to redress some of the aspects of this deficit.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2005 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper, the author adopts a pragmatist approach to the European transformation from an order of largely independent nation-states to an integrated order with some capacity to rule in the name of all.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2010 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Publisert 1. feb. 2011 15:30

This paper contributes to the philosophical exchanges of Nussbaum’s version of the capability approach. Nussbaum herself presents her contribution as an alternative to John Rawls’ theory of justice, and following her lead, this paper compares Nussbaum and Rawls.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2010 (pdf)

Cathrine Holst

Publisert 8. feb. 2011 11:50

In this paper, Pieter de Wilde, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou analyse Euroscepticism as a form of EU legitimacy contestation.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2010 (pdf)

Pieter de Wilde, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou

Publisert 21. juni 2011 14:44

This paper shows that the main pattern of European democratisation has unfolded along the lines of an EU organised as a multilevel system of representative parliamentary government and not as a system of deliberative governance as the transnationalists propound.

ARENA Working Paper 5/2011 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

Publisert 27. okt. 2011 10:43

The paper suggests a practice turn in the analysis of political legitimacy. Current social science research on political legitimacy suffers twofold.

ARENA Working Paper 8/2011 (pdf)

Daniel Gaus

Publisert 29. okt. 2018 12:00

Helene Sjursen explores the sources of legitimacy of the European Union's (EU) Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) in the journal Global Affairs

Publisert 4. sep. 2017 11:28
Publisert 1. sep. 2017 09:23
Publisert 16. apr. 2015 09:34
Photo of two soldiers preparing to give medical aid to a ship crew they rescued at the sea outside of Somalia.
Publisert 23. okt. 2018 15:33

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? 

Publisert 17. jan. 2017 09:33

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.

Publisert 23. juli 2010 09:39
Publisert 26. mars 2014 11:01

This paper investigates the EU's 2008 decision to launch a maritime, military operation - NAVFOR Somalia/Operation Atalanta - off the Somali coast, as opposed to extending the NATO operation that was already in the area. Riddervold suggests a two phase analysis, drawing on communicative action-, and neo-realist theory.

ARENA Working Paper 4/2014 (pdf)

Marianne Riddervold