Webpages tagged with «European Commission»

Published Jan. 21, 2019 10:22 AM

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. 

An old man sitting at a meeting table with a lot of men around him
Published Dec. 5, 2018 3:44 PM

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.

Published Nov. 28, 2018 11:50 AM

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. 

Journal of European Integration
Published Sep. 18, 2018 12:08 PM

Guri Rosén and Silje H. Tørnblad seek to answer questions, to what extent, and how, does expertise from the Commission influence the European Parliament’s positions in the article in the European Politics and Society.

Published May 21, 2014 2:51 PM

This paper takes a look as so far undocumented relationships between EU agencies and the Commission. Drawing on new data sources the paper shows how EU agencies might have become parts of Commission departments' portfolios, indicating centralization of EU executive power.

ARENA Working Paper 6/2014 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg, Jarle Trondal and Nina M. Vestlund

Published June 28, 2012 4:32 PM

This paper shows how the framing of complex policy issues on the EU legislative agenda influences the processing of political interests and ideas and their expression in policy choices.

ARENA Working Paper 5/2012 (pdf)

Falk Daviter

Published Apr. 17, 2012 10:02 AM

The European Commission represents a notable organisational innovation in the way that executive politicians at the top, i.e. the commissioners, have their primary affiliation to the international level. Thus, the Commission constitutes a laboratory for experiments in supranational institutionbuilding. In this paper these facts will be given a closer look.

ARENA Working Paper 4/2012 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

Published Jan. 10, 2012 4:08 PM

The article illustrates that despite recent Commission reforms, some core behavioural logics among Commission officials are not profoundly transformed.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2011 (pdf)

Jarle Trondal

Published Feb. 8, 2011 10:31 AM

This article lays out institutional options and role conceptions adopted by Commission officials,and estimates their relative incidence using a 2008 large-scale survey among Commission officials (N=1901).

ARENA Working Paper 08/2010 (pdf)

Liesbet Hooghe

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

The European Commission, in some ways more similar to a national government than to international institutions, is the object of scrutiny in this paper. On the basis of contrasting theoretical perspectives, the importance of nationality to Commission proceedings is considered; the paper finds the organizational perspective to offer particularly valuable insights in this area.

ARENA Working Paper 30/2002 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

Approaching from a middle-range institutional perspective, this paper investigates the putative transformation of loyalties of national civil servants contracted by the EU administration.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2001 (html)

Jarle Trondal

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper analyses the EU cross-border provision of healthcare services. It shows the interplay between the Commission and the Court concerning welfare regulation in the EU. The paper concludes that law and evidence-based policy-making serve as powerful resources for the Commission in managing conflict.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2009 (pdf)

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper Egeberg and Heskestad 'unpack' the demographic composition in terms of nationality of the three latest commissions’ cabinets. Based on studies of comparable phenomena, they find reason to believe that decomposition of a particular demographical cluster within an organisational unit reduces the impact of such demographical factors on officials’ decision behaviour.

ARENA Working Paper 25/2008 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg and Andreas Heskestad

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

The authors argue in this article that Europe has in fact had a kind of executive order for centuries but that we only now see that the contours of this order are qualitatively different from the intergovernmental order inherited from the past.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2008 (pdf)

Deirdre Curtin and Morten Egeberg

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

In this paper Åse Gornitzka and Ulf Sverdrup examine patterns of participation in the large and organized expert group system under the European Commission.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2008 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka and Ulf Sverdrup

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper discusses the ‘agencification’ and fragmentation of national governments, and questions whether a ‘methodological nationalism’ has hindered us from seeing the emerging executive centre at the level above, i.e. the European Commission, and the re-coupling of nationally decoupled agencies into a multilevel Union administration.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2007 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

How does the EU's organisational structure affect its impact on domestic governments? This paper investigates Council and Commission influence on national governance. By empirical data from Norway and Sweden it is shown that while the Council consolidates administrative hierarchies, the Commission disrupts such traditional structures by by-passing them.

ARENA Working Paper 22/2005 (pdf)

Torbjörn Larsson and Jarle Trondal

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper evaluates the balance of power between member states and the Commission and observes that the former contrary to expectations enhanced their relative influence during the 1990s. On the basis of this observation, the paper gives a critique of neo-institutionalism and the multi-level governance perspective, which failed to predict member-state tenacity in this defining period.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2004 (pdf)

Hussein Kassim and Anand Menon

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper aims at understanding role behaviour and conflict dimensions in the College of European Commissioners.

ARENA Working Paper 17/2005 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

The paper deals with how the Commission balances autonomy and accountability.

ARENA Working Paper 02/2004 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

Drawing on fresh empirical data, this paper accounts for the inter-penetration between the European Commission and national regulatory agencies. Focusing on the environmental domain, a comparative Nordic analysis shows that integration differs, in part due to organizational features and administrative culture.

ARENA Working Paper 30/2005 (pdf)

Maria Martens

Published July 26, 2010 3:19 PM