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Public commissions are intrinsic to the Norwegian political system, but the procedures for member selection are unclear. Based on existing research on public commissions and knowledge utilisation, Simen Andreas Nefstad Grinden questions how and why commission members are selected.
In this report, Marte Lund Saga analyses the social networks of Norwegian official advisory commissions. By using Social Network Analysis, she looks at changes in the network over time and asks whether experts have gained an increased influence over Norwegian policymaking.
Eva Krick, Johan Christensen and Cathrine Holst are published in Science and Public Policy with an article on modern governance and the case of temporary policy advisory committees in Norway.
Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander have published a new article in Contemporary Political Theory where they critically scrutinize ten often-cited epistemic objections against the political role of experts, and discuss how expertise can be used to increase the quality of democratic decision-making.
Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander introduce three groups of mechanisms that are likely to contribute to remedying the problems of expertise and discuss what they imply for the design of a system of public advisory commissions in this new article in Social Epistemology.
I Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift skriver Stine Hesstvedt fra ARENAs EUREX-prosjekt om forskere sin deltakelse i politikkutforming, med utgangspunkt i norske offentlige utredninger (NOU-er).
Johan Christensen analyses appointments and citation patterns in Norwegian advisory commissions in economic policy over the last 45 years in the journal Policy Sciences.
The introducing article by the editors Cathrine Holst and Eva Krick focus on the empirical variations and normative implications of the socio-political ties of expert bodies in the special issue of the European Politics and Society.
Eva Krick explores the room for reconciliation between democratic and epistemic claims to modern policy-making in her article in the special issue of European Politics and Society.
Stine Hesstvedt and Johan Christensen examine the long-term developments in the involvement of interest groups and academics in Norwegian policy advisory bodies in the special issue of European Politics and Society.
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.
Cathrine Holst et al. contributes a chapter on the Norwegian gender equality policy in the volume Towards Gendering Institutionalism, which is a part of the series Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives.
This study by Eva Krick depicts the German government’s strategy of building societal consensus on its 'energy transition'.
In this article, Cathrine Holst and Johan Christensen address both empirical and normative questions about the changing role of academic knowledge on ad hoc advisory commissions through an analysis of Norwegian Official Commissions.
Eva Krick presents a comprehensive assessment of input- and output-related dimensions of democratic legitimacy in her recent article. The study challenges the widespread assumption that the decision rule of ‘consensus’, whereby decisions are made by ‘tacit consent’, grants veto power to each participant.
In the newly published The Power of Economists within the State, EUREX project coordinator Johan Christensen uses comparative case studies of New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark to show how the influence of economists affected the extent to which each nation adopted market-oriented tax policies.