Denne artikkelen ser på utviklingstrekk i høyere utdanningsinstitusjoner, med spesielt blikk på europeisering.

This paper discusses the internal and external dynamics of higher education institutions, with particular focus on Europeanization.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2006 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka & Johan P. Olsen

Changes in the University’s governance system, financial basis and organization signal that it is facing a transformative period. This paper proposes a perspective for understanding current changes in University governance as institutional collisions, where the University as a distinct institutional sphere is challenged by market and government.

ARENA Working Paper 02/2006 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka & Johan P. Olsen

This case study of the evolvement of the so-called Dublin II Regulation on asylum demonstrates the role of Council-specific informal rules and procedures in facilitating intergovernmental agreement.

ARENA Working Paper 03/2006 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

Drawing on models from comparative politics, involving concepts traditionally applied to nation states formation, this paper transcends the national framework to give a systematic historical account of European integration.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2006 (pdf)

Stefano Bartolini

The impact of EU policy on the member states varies across states and policy sectors; this paper attempts to conceptualise such variation by drawing on sociological theory and combining literature of integration and Europeanisation.

ARENA Working Paper 05/2006 (pdf)

Svein S. Andersen & Nick Sitter

This paper evaluates constructivist approaches to European integration, arguing that in the urge to bring new insights, constructivists have neglected certain important issues within this field.

ARENA Working Paper 06/2006 (pdf)

Jeffrey T. Checkel

This paper investigates the enhanced role of the European Parliament through the perspective of human rights provisions. It argues that the focus on such issues and the strengthening of Parliament should be seen in the light of closing the EU's perceived legitimacy deficit.

ARENA Working Paper 07/2006 (pdf)

Berthold Rittberger & Frank Schimmelfennig

What kind of democracy is required to mend the EU's legitimacy deficit? This paper discusses the merits of different models of deliberative democracy, looking in particular on the criteria for legitimate constitutional discourse.

ARENA Working Paper 08/2006 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

This article analyzes the decision-making process leading to the formal adoption of the Eurodac Regulations by the Council of the European Union from both Rationalist and Institutionalist perspectives.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2006 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

This paper examines challenges and opportunities linked to democratisaton by constitutionalisation, drawing parrallels between the emerging European polity and experience from comparable entities such as Canada.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2006 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

This paper accounts for the so-called Biometric Passports Regulation of the European Community. Formally adopted by the Council of the European Union (EU) in December of 2004, the Biometric Passports Regulation prescribes the compulsory biometric “enrollment” of all EU citizens applying for a new passport or passport renewal. Member States fully participating in the Schengen regime and Schengen-affiliated third countries like Norway are obliged to include two biometric identifiers into their citizens’ passports by the end of June 2009. Schengen-made “e-Passports” will contain a chip storing a facial scan of the passport holder and two of his or her fingerprints.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2006 (pdf)

Jonathan P. Aus

Over the past two decades, rational choice theories have made rapid inroads into the study of EU politics. This paper examines the application of rational choice analyses to EU politics, assesses the empirical fruitfulness of such analyses, and identifies both internal and external challenges to the rational choice study of the EU.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2006 (pdf)

Mark A. Pollack

This paper outlines an organization theory of political integration among nation-states.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2006 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

The debate about the legitimacy of the EU and the possibilities of its democratisa-tion has so far only rarely addressed the question of the role of the media.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2006 (pdf)

Hans-Jörg Trenz

An analysis of policy process as applied to the development of higher education policy-making in the EU since 1955, and its relevance for the Bologna Process and EU Lisbon initiatives.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2006 (pdf)

Anne Corbett

To what extent does the Open Method of Coordination represent a watershed in education policy at the European level?

ARENA Working Paper 16/2006 (pdf)

Åse Gornitzka

The European University, as a key institution, is under stress. It has become commonplace to argue that urgent and radical reforms are needed.

ARENA Working Paper 17/2007 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen and Peter Maassen

This article explores public voice formation and its potential impact on EU constitution making.

ARENA Working Paper 18/2007 (pdf)

Regina Vetters, Erik Jentges and Hans-Jörg Trenz