Webpages tagged with «Legitimacy»

Published Apr. 5, 2018 2:15 PM
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker meet.
Published Dec. 15, 2017 5:18 PM

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

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Journal of European Integration
Published June 1, 2017 9:15 AM

By using concepts of historic responsibility, Christopher Lord discusses whether decisions member states take together can constrain how any one of them can justifiably leave the EU in the article published in the Journal of European Integration.

Published Jan. 17, 2017 9:33 AM

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.

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Published July 8, 2014 11:51 AM

This paper draws upon the narrative element in academic accounts of Europeanisation as a story of social change and integration, and takes a discursive approach to analyzing Europeanisation. It explores variants of Europeanisation as a form of social imagination of the unity and diversity of a European society, and examines four interrelated processes in the narrative construction of European society.

ARENA Working Paper 7/2014 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz

Published Mar. 26, 2014 11:01 AM

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

Published Oct. 27, 2011 10:43 AM

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

Published June 21, 2011 2:44 PM

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

Published Feb. 8, 2011 11:50 AM

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

Published Feb. 1, 2011 3:30 PM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

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

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

The paper discusses the extent and legitimacy of EU tax power, taking as its starting point the juridical basis of taxes as well as the putative development of the EU as a rights-based polity.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2005 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez