ARENA conducts theoretically founded and empirically informed research on the emerging European political order. We ask the questions:
- What are the basic characteristics and the key components of the new emerging order?
- How it is this new order transformed?
- What are the implications for member state governing arrangements and for the citizens of Europe?
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ARENA celebrates 25 years with a conference addressing the current crises and challenges to the EU.
25 years after the Treaty of Maastricht, ARENA researchers argue that provisions intended to create a European community may create more friction than harmony.
Researchers in the Horizon 2020-project EU3D just started a four-year quest to find out how much and what type of differentiation is sustainable and legitimate in Europe.
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, explains Guri Rosén.
A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. John Erik Fossum has succeeded in a highly competitive bid for international research funding.
If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.
ARENA is excited about the flying start of our Horizon2020 project PLATO, a PhD network that studies the EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis.
- The politics of Norwegian policy advisory commissions Nov. 14, 2019
- The legitimacy of Frontex Nov. 6, 2019
- Brexit is a question of further differentiation Oct. 29, 2019
- The European Migration System and Global Justice: Definitions and Legislative Frameworks in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom
- Who are appointed to public commissions and why? A study of four public commissions relating to the Norwegian Police Service
- Experts at networking? The constrained influence of experts in Norwegian policy-networks
Expertization of public inquiry commissions in a Europeanized administrative order
The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union
Negotiating diversity in Expanded European Public Spaces