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)
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)
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)
This paper takes as object of study a defining period of Norway's relations to the EU, from 1959, when EFTA was established, to 1962, when Britain's first application for EC membership was vetoed by de Gaulle. It is argued here that EFTA represented an ideal solution for Norway in downplaying political tensions and cleavages in Norway. The option of EC membership, meanwhile, did not acquire any similar policy consensus.
ARENA Working Paper 25/1998 (html)
Hans Otto Frøland
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 lines could be drawn between constructivism and institutionalism with regards to subject matter and theoretical assumptions? This paper presents an unusual synthesis; empirics are drawn from national officials in EU committees, with focus on role conceptions and decision-making behaviour.
ARENA Working Paper 31/1999 (html)
This essay discusses the concept of theory as it has been applied in social sciences; it arrives at a classification of four different uses of the word.
ARENA Working Paper 33/1999 (html)
This paper accounts for changes of the late 1990s in the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. Discussing whether changes towards supranationalism could be stable and consistent, it is argued that traditional foreign policy perspectives must be supplemented to account for new dynamics.
ARENA Working Paper 34/1999 (html)
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)
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)
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)