This paper reviews a significant volume discussing the emergence and development of the EMU: The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union by Petri Minkkinen and Heikki Patomäki(eds)

ARENA Working Paper 01/1999 (html)

Bent Sofus Tranøy

What are the causal variables behind domestic structural change? This paper sketches a comparative analysis of three 'most different cases' of the Eastern bloc; one of the conclusions drawn is that individual agency, while crucial in an authoritarian setting, must be supplemented by constructivist insights of social learning and ideational exchange.

ARENA Working Paper 02/1999 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

This paper addresses the overarching question of citizenship and community in the present EU; its key focus is on the Federal Republic of Germany, to which is applied constructivist insights about international normative regimes.

ARENA Working Paper 03/1999 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Questioning the alleged democratic deficit of the EU, this paper makes the case for discourse theory as alternative to the traditional liberal and republican conceptions of democracy.

ARENA Working Paper 04/1999 (html)

Erik O. Eriksen

This paper discusses the potential of social constructivism to gain a better understanding of international institutions; socialization is conceived of as a key concept for such understanding to be reached.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2004 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

ARENA Working Paper 06/1999 (No full text version available)

Theodor Barth

ARENA Working Paper 07/1999 (No full text version available)

Frode Veggeland

This papers applies role conceptions as conceptual device to show how differing national identities in Britain, Germany and France lead to contrasting foreign policies in a post-Cold-War setting.

ARENA Working Paper 08/1999 (html)

Lisbeth Aggestam

This paper addresses the European Union in a deliberative perspective, portraying deliberation as the only viable procedure of non-coercive integration beyond the nation-state.

ARENA Working Paper 09/1999 (html)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

ARENA Working Paper 10/1999 (No full text version available)

Jarle Trondal and Frode Veggeland

Why do states comply with international norms? This paper draws together agency-focused regime literature and constructivist accounts of socialization to give a fuller picture of compliance, taking as case study the European human rights regime.

ARENA Working Paper 11/1999 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

This paper discusses oil producer cooperation in the light of regime theory and finds that while such theory may have little specific to offer in this field, there are sound alternative explanations to voluntary cooperation among oil-producing states.

ARENA Working Paper 12/1999 (html)

Dag Harald Claes

This paper studies the rhetoric of Norwegian and Saudi Arabian oil ministers on the basis of John Searle's typology of speech acts.

ARENA Working Paper 13/1999 (html)

Dag Harald Claes

ARENA Working Paper 14/1999 (No full text version available)

Frode Veggeland

How should we conceive of the EU's collective decision to expand towards Central and Eastern Europe? This paper analyses the process and finds that rationalist and constructivist approaches both have something to offer; while pursuit of self-interest may predominate, decision-making is played out within a framework of perceived consensus and need for legitimacy.

ARENA Working Paper 15/1999 (html)

Frank Schimmelfenning

ARENA Working Paper 16/1999 (No full text version available)

Bernard Steunenberg and Antoaneta Dimitrova

ARENA Working Paper 17/1999 (No full text version available)

Carles Boix

ARENA Working Paper 18/1999 (No full text version available)

Andrew Gamble and Gavin Kelly

This paper summarizes two decades of reforming European welfare states, while aspiring to give a balanced prediction for the future; it is argued here that organic adaptation is inherent to welfare regimes, pointing towards certain survival, yet in altered form.

ARENA Working Paper 19/1999 (html)

Stein Kuhnle

How can the inherent tensions between supposedly universal rights and cultural relativism be resolved? This paper takes this question to a concrete evaluation of two policy documents: (i) an UNESCO report and (ii) the Bangkok Declaration, both dealing with Asian, Westen and 'universal' values.

ARENA Working Paper 20/1999 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

This paper considers subsidiarity as introduced by the Amsterdam Treaty in the light of democratic deliberation and alternative notions of legitimacy.

ARENA Working Paper 21/1999 (html)

Andreas Føllesdal

ARENA Working Paper 22/1999 (No full text version available)

Theodor Barth

This essay reviews a recent volume on globalization, marketisation and the challenges these developments pose to democratic political theory and practice at the turn of the century.

ARENA Working Paper 23/1999 (html)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

This paper argues that social constructivism suffers from a lack of micro-level, social agency theory; it attempts to fill this lacuna by analyzing state actor compliance with human rights regimes.

ARENA Working Paper 24/1999 (html)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

This paper discusses competing principles of vote distribution in the EU Council within a framework of normative political theory.

ARENA Working Paper 25/1999 (html)

Knut Midgaard