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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)
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)
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
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 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)
What are the consequences of Europeanization and devolution on the boundaries of political culture and media in Britain? This paper offers particular insights in the effects of the Scottish parliament.
ARENA Working Paper 03/1998 (html)
What do differing perceptions of the Euro project tell us about national stereotypes? This paper analyses elite-level debates in the light of identity politics, focusing on the schism between British and Franco-German approaches to the EU as a supranational project.
ARENA Working Paper 01/1998 (html)
This paper elevates liberal contract theory to the international scene, where it is found that inter-state inequalities are not illegitimate per se. However, while Rawlsian theory may not be applicabel to the world setting, it is nevertheless more consistent than what is often assumed.
ARENA Working Paper 08/1998 (html)
This paper draws out an institutional perspective of political relations along two theoretical assumptions: (i) that identity and logic of appropriateness mitigates rational choice and (ii) that history is path-dependent and subject to fluctuating interests and institutional dynamics rather than being linear and predictable.
ARENA Working Paper 05/1998 (html)
James G. March and Johan P. Olsen
This paper explores the grounds for claims of compensation based on past injustice, with particular attention to indigenous minorities.
ARENA Working Paper 07/1998 (html)
This paper discusses the social and political rights of third-country nationals in EU countries. Whereas the European Citizenship clause introduced by the Amsterdam Treaty excludes this group, this arguably violates basic democratic rights of participation.
ARENA Working Paper 9/1998 (html)
This paper offers some normative considerations over how to organise legitimate and good government in the European Union, taking into account individual political rights as well as national equilibria.
ARENA Working Paper 10/1998 (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)