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This paper discusses the marketisation of political citizenship towards client or customer roles. It is argued that while this is a logical effect of an increasingly complex public agenda, it also poses dangers for a conception of politics as endeavours for the collective good.
ARENA Working Paper 26/1999 (html)
Erik Oddvar Eriksen and Jarle Weigård
This paper evaluates the processes and interests involved in the development of a more legitimate EU.
ARENA Working Paper 27/1999 (html)
This paper investigates the dynamics of national officials involved in EU committee work. Drawing on organizational theory it is argued that the co-ordinative role of foreign ministries depends crucially on the framing of interaction in Brussels.
ARENA Working Paper 32/1999 (html)
This paper attempts to conceptualize the role of the state in a post-national world by applying a relational understanding of sovereignty and authority.
ARENA Working Paper 35/1999 (html)
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 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
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)
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 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)
This paper addresses the common assumption of causality between ideas and macroeconomic policy. Typically, it is argued, the causal link is opposite, due to external pressures; however, ideas may matter when maintaining an outdated regime in spite of such changing circumstances.
ARENA Working Paper 17/1998 (html)
This paper takes on the intricate relations between French social demorats and the EMU, which has been perceived as a liberalist scheme on the one side and a Euro-social project on the other. Although Mitterand and Delors influenced greatly the EMU project, French social democracy includes other and clearly divergent currents.
ARENA Working Paper 19/1998 (html)
What are the role perceptions of national officials in EU policy-making? Drawing on extensive interview data, this paper seeks to apply key organisational and institutional insights to the EU setting.
ARENA Working Paper 24/1998 (html)
What are the consequences of EU enlargement to the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy? This paper gives an outline of what to expect; inevitably, redefining the EU's borders will introduce new tasks and issues to the foreign policy domain.
ARENA Working Paper 18/1998 (html)
How do senior EU officials perceive of the role of EU bureaucracy? Distinguishing between the merit-based weberian approach and one based on national representation, this paper investigates this issue by way of primary sources.
ARENA Working Paper 20/1998 (html)
Taking the Amsterdam Treaty as object of study, this paper makes the case for an institutionalist perspective of the EU. Institutional reform, it is argued, stems less from member state power and preferences than from path-dependence, internal dynamics and specific circumstances of the ICG.
ARENA Working Paper 21/1998 (html)
ARENA Working Paper 01/1997 (No full text version available)
Svein S. Andersen and Kjell A. Eliassen
ARENA Working Paper 02/1997 (No full text version available)
Jon Erik Dølvik
ARENA Working Paper 03/1997 (No full text version available)
Janne Haaland Matlary
ARENA Working Paper 06/1997 (No full text version available)
ARENA Working Paper 04/1997 (No full text version available)
Hans Otto Frøland
ARENA Working Paper 05/1997 (No full text version available)
ARENA Working Paper 07/1997 (No full text version available)
Hans Otto Frøland
ARENA Working Paper 12/1997 (No full text version available)
Johan P. Olsen, Ulf Sverdrup and Frode Veggeland
ARENA Working Paper 20/1997 (No full text version available)
Johan P. Olsen og Bjørn Otto Sverdrup
ARENA Working Paper 22/1997 (No full text version available)