In this report, Julien Bois examines the legitimacy of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and advocates the recoupling of normative and sociological legitimacy to fully understand the CJEU’s ‘right to rule’.
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In this report, Jose Piquer Martinez examines how partisanship shapes policy choices and legitimising discourses through a comparative case study of the UK and Spain following the global financial crisis.
Designing the multi-actor, multi-sector, and cross-country survey on trust and distrust in European regulatory governance
In this report, Gil Thompson examines roles of pre-existing beliefs in socialisation, demonstrating that if European institutions wish to increase the effectiveness of socialisation outcomes, they ought to deeply understand who the experts they deploy are and what they believe.
In this report, Elena Escalante Block examines when and how state aid cases become politicised or depoliticised in the EU's system of Multilevel Governance. More specifically, it demonstrates how state-aid cases can serve as ‘trigger moments’ in the politicisation/depoliticisation and legitimation/delegitimation of the European Union.
In this report, Astrid Tollefsrud examines how the Commission responded to the health and economic crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this report, Zarifa Barkatullah analyses the EU’s policy frameworks and instruments for labour market integration of migrant women.
This report by Elisabeth Eike examines the EU’s response to fake news and post-truth. The report analyses both the EU’s contributions to the public discourse on fake news, and how it balances upholding liberal values and freedom of expression, and contending with disinformation.
In this report, Lars Wibe Hagen investigates the discussion of the EEA and Norway models in the newspaper the Guardian to identify how the British centre-left evaluate the integration project.
In this report, Andreas Bjørnbekk asks by which means the European Union attempts to advance a European identity. Bjørnbekk further analyses which types of nationalism the EU's identity signifiers are founded on.
This report by John Erik Fossum, Monica Garcia Quesada and Tiziano Zgaga focuses on the principles and arrangements that the EU has established for structuring and conducting its relations with affiliated non-member states including the UK post-Brexit.
This report edited by Antonio Zotti looks at the legal frameworks underlying the immigration policies of six Schengen countries in order to grasp how different traditions, practices and priorities cooperate and diverge within the emerging EU Migration System of Governance.
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.
In this report, Sunniva Unn Hustad analyses the EU's perspective on the financing of sustainable development, and discusses whether it is compatible with ideas of global justice.
In this report, Sigrid Jerpstad investigates the EU's role in negotiating a global sustainable development agenda by looking at the EU's approach to the contested issue of responsibility and the allocation of burdens.
In this report, Vera Sofie Borgen Skjetne analyses the EU's promotion of gender justice in its approach to trafficking in human beings and how this changed during the so-called 'migrant crisis'.
In this report, Johanne Døhlie Saltnes investigates norm contestation and the relationship between norms and interests in the EU’s development policy.
In this report, Johanna Strikwerda analyses the role of the European Commission in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy, and finds that members states have accepted an increased autonomy of the Commission due to a sense of obligation concerning its role as an executive.
In this report, Lea Augenstein investigates the concept of global justice as mutual recognition from a postcolonial perspective, and argues that recognising others is never a neutral or unbiased process and is therefore insufficient in bringing about the justice it promises.
In this report, Joachim Vigrestad identifies the institutional structure of EU's trade and sustainable development chapters and asks what principles of global political justice the EU is applying when promoting its trade and sustainable development agenda.
In this ARENA report, Martin Moland investigates the long-term effects of the Eurozone crisis on EU legitimacy in austerity countries.
Eirik Tegle Stenstad aims to uncover the decision-making logic behind the evolution of the EU financial stability framework in this ARENA report.
Stein Arne Brekke analyses the effects of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in this report. He presents a thorough quantitative study of the convergence of European asylum recognition rates.
This report edited by Enrico Fassi and Sonia Lucarelli provides a preliminary insight into the EU’s migration policies by examining concepts and understandings as well as their actual application in a set of national cases.