Sognsveien 68 (map)
This paper discusses conditionality - the use of incentives to alter a state's behaviour or policies - in the light of post-Cold War developments in Europe. It is argued here that regional integration generates a transition of national interests; the toolkit for analysing compliance must henceforth be expanded.
ARENA Working Paper 18/2000 (html)
Jeffrey T. Checkel
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)
This paper discusses the pertinence of social constructivism to the study of integration. One observation is that while constructivism offers key insights, its assumptions and methodology should not be taken as fully tailored to meet integration students' needs. Rather, constructivism is apt to further theoretical development.
ARENA Working Paper 14/1998 (html)
What lines could be drawn between constructivism and institutionalism with regards to subject matter and theoretical assumptions? This paper presents an unusual synthesis; empirics are drawn from national officials in EU committees, with focus on role conceptions and decision-making behaviour.
ARENA Working Paper 31/1999 (html)