Webpages tagged with « institutionalism»

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

How and to what extent is traditional inter-state diplomacy challenged by the evolving of Europe? This paper assesses the changing role of national diplomats by way of novel institutionalist insights.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2003 (pdf)

Jozef Batora

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This article investigates and interprets changes in EU energy policy from an innovative, neo-institutionalist perspective.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2000 (html)

Svein S. Andersen

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In this essay Johan P. Olsen questions the analytical value of ‘autonomy’ as detachment-from-politics and the apolitical dynamics of change assumed by NPM reformers; that is, reforms understood and justified solely in terms of their contribution to functional efficiency and economy and a good and sustainable government. He aims aims to make sense of the processes through which institutions, democratic government included, achieve and lose autonomy or primacy and why it is difficult to find a state of equilibrium between democratic government and institutional autonomy.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2009 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper, Ian Bache's main purpose is to establish whether EU cohesion policy has promoted multi-level governance in Britain and other member states and, therefore, to assess whether any identified governance change can be characterized as a process of Europeanization.

ARENA Working Paper 16/2008 (pdf)

Ian Bache

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How is the University as an institution affected by ongoing processes of European integration?

ARENA Working Paper 03/2007 (pdf)

Å. Gornitzka, P. Maassen, J. P. Olsen, and B. Stensaker

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This paper specifies the scope conditions of the logics of appropriateness and consequentiality in the JHA Council.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2007 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

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Institutions based upon the systematic separation of different decision functions may stimulate deliberative decision-making, if they hinder negotiators from introducing their bargaining power into the negotiation process. Such arrangements exist for the regulation of requirements for health and safety of products within the Single Market. The article explores the underlying causal mechanism and examines the cases of machines and toys.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2007 (pdf)

Thomas Gehring

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In spite of relentless criticism over many years bureaucracies and bureaucrats are possibly experiencing a renaissance. The aim of this paper is to make sense of this puzzle by exploring bureaucracy as a specific way of organizing public administration in democratic societies. Through what processes and under what conditions is administrative organization likely to come close to the Weberian ideal type?

ARENA Working Paper 14/2007 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

An analysis of policy process as applied to the development of higher education policy-making in the EU since 1955, and its relevance for the Bologna Process and EU Lisbon initiatives.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2006 (pdf)

Anne Corbett

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This paper discusses qualitative comparative methodology as applied within a “small-N” research design, with its potential use for specifying the scope conditions of causal mechanisms.

ARENA Working Paper 28/2005 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

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Drawing on institutional theory and sociology, this paper attempts to explain the contradictory trends in EU integration and implementation. Divergence between different sectors and countries is perceived as reflecting organizational dynamics and national re-contextualisation, both insufficiently explained by traditional theories of integration.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2004 (pdf)

Svein S. Andersen

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What lessons can be drawn from European integration when it comes to balancing unity and diversity?

ARENA Working Paper 24/2005 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

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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

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Taking the Amsterdam Treaty as object of study, this paper makes the case for an institutionalist perspective of the EU. Institutional reform, it is argued, stems less from member state power and preferences than from path-dependence, internal dynamics and specific circumstances of the ICG.

ARENA Working Paper 21/1998 (html)

Ulf Sverdrup