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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.
The RECON-project (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe), concluded on 31 December 2011. The project that was initiated and coordinated by ARENA is now evaluated; mark: Excellent.
This is Erik O. Eriksens introduction to ARENA’s annual lecture May 2 2012: Challenges to Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Europe, held by Professor Seyla Benhabib.
Equal pay for work of equal value is a fundamental principle in European Union (EU) law and so in the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The paper takes as its point of departure the debate in Norway on the interpretation of EEA equal pay legislation, and relates this debate to the broader equal pay controversy in Norway.