This article poses the following question: How are patterns of internationalisation of research among academic staff at universities balancing two worlds of change, that is, governance by the university leadership as well as initiatives by the faculty members? The article argues and empirically substantiates that internationalisation of academic staff tend to be a balancing-act between these two worlds of change.

ARENA Working Paper 01/2010 (pdf)

Jarle Trondal

This study tests hypotheses about patterns and trends in politicization of the EU budget in three budgets, three countries and two forums using claims-making analysis and controlled multivariate comparisons. It finds predominant international polarization with no clear trend over time and no clear difference between countries. It therefore seems likely that politicization of the EU budget reinforces the constraining dissensus, rather than loosening it.

ARENA Working Paper 02/2010 (pdf)

Pieter de Wilde