ARENA Working Papers 2011

The article illustrates that despite recent Commission reforms, some core behavioural logics among Commission officials are not profoundly transformed.

ARENA Working Paper 14/2011 (pdf)

Jarle Trondal

This article presents two possible explanations as to why the European Parliament and Council established the Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) on access to sensitive documents in the area of security and defence.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2011 (pdf)

Guri Rosén

In this article, we critically discuss the issues of discursive quality and democratic legitimacy in deliberative experiments taking place in a transnational and pluri-lingual setting.

ARENA Working Paper 12/2011 (pdf)

Espen D. H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz

How can we decide if a political order is a state or not? This paper discusses the ontological quality of the state and what follows from that to its analysis.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2011 (pdf)

Daniel Gaus

This study, based on an online survey, shows that political group staff in the European parliament are primarily committed to the concerns of their respective political groups, but also to the arguments of those external actors which have similar party affiliation.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2011 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg, Åse Gornitzka, Jarle Trondal and Mathias Johannessen

In this paper, the authors confront some commonly held assumptions and objections with regard to the feasibility of deliberation in a transnational and plurilingual setting. To illustrate their argument, they rely on a solid set of both quantitative and qualitative data from Europolis, a transnational deliberative experiment that took place one week ahead of the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.

ARENA Working Paper 9/2011 (pdf)

Irena Fiket, Espen D. H. Olsen, Hans-Jörg Trenz

The paper suggests a practice turn in the analysis of political legitimacy. Current social science research on political legitimacy suffers twofold.

ARENA Working Paper 8/2011 (pdf)

Daniel Gaus

This paper sets out to investigate whether the national parliaments, after the Treaty of Lisbon and the introduction of the early warning mechanism, have become a collective actor constituting a "virtual third chamber" at the EU level.

ARENA Working Paper 7/2011 (pdf)

Ian Cooper

This study reveals a fundamental ‘misfit’ between external demands and internal dynamics in the OECD secretariat.

ARENA Working Paper 6/2011 (pdf)

Martin Marcussen and Jarle Trondal

This paper shows that the main pattern of European democratisation has unfolded along the lines of an EU organised as a multilevel system of representative parliamentary government and not as a system of deliberative governance as the transnationalists propound.

ARENA Working Paper 5/2011 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

European citizenship poses a theoretical challenge to the paradigmatic understanding of citizenship as congruence between nation, state, and membership rights. This challenge is addressed in this paper by focusing on ideal typical models of the EU polity. Is EU citizenship more nation-based, federal, or cosmopolitan?

ARENA Working Paper 4/2011 (No full text version available)

Espen D. H. Olsen

This paper scrutinises MacCormick’s liberal nationalism. It is argued that a cosmopolitan constitutional patriotism might be a more suitable mode of allegiance for the post-sovereign constellation.

ARENA Working Paper 3/2011 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

This working paper offers a reconstruction and critical analysis of Joerges’ conflicts theory of European Union law.

ARENA Working Paper 2/2011 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez

This paper aims at putting forward the key elements of a constitutional theory of European law on the basis of D. Neil MacCormick’s theory of European constitutional pluralism.

ARENA Working Paper 1/2011 (pdf)

Agustín José Menéndez