The craft of international organisations is to a large extent supplied by the autonomy of its bureaucratic arm. This paper theorises conditions for the autonomy of bureaucratic organisations and offers some empirical illustrations of autonomy among office holders in international bureaucracies.
ARENA Working Paper 8/2013 (pdf)
Jarle Trondal and Frode Veggeland
This paper presents a two-fold analysis of the EU's Foreign and Security Policy, examining the degree and form of integration as well as the substance of the policy. Sjursen finds evidence of a large-scale transformation in the processes of European foreign policy making and in the interaction between national and EU levels of decision-making.
ARENA Working Paper 7/2013 (pdf)
What is the explanatory potential of deliberative democracy? This paper analyses collective decision-making in a political context with reference to warrants, which explain the conversion from premises to conclusion and with reference to the deontological powers of status functions.
ARENA Working Paper 6/2013 (pdf)
Erik Oddvar Eriksen
This paper critically examines the question of how to link the 'micro' of deliberatice mini-publics with the 'macro' of the larger democratic system. The transnational deliberative experiment EuroPolis from 2009 is used as a test case.
ARENA Working Paper 5/2013 (pdf)
Espen D.H. Olsen and Hans-Jörg Trenz
During the sovereign debt crisis some EU member states 'stepped outside' the EU legal order and institutional framework and instead resorted to public international law when concluding international agreements. This paper examines the reasons behind such moves, as well as their legal and institutional consequences.
ARENA Working Paper 4/2013 (pdf)
Bruno De Witte
This paper examines the role of international media coverage in cultivating EU-crises and seeks to draw out a pattern across three prominent case studies: the 2003 Iraq crisis, 2005 Constitutional crisis, and 2010–2012 Eurozone crisis.
ARENA Working Paper 3/2013 (pdf)
Mai’a K. Davis Cross and Xinru Ma
This paper examines one key aspect of the EU's foreign policy: the linking of development aid to compliance with human rights and democracy principles, commonly referred to as conditionality.
ARENA Working Paper 2/2013 (pdf)
Johanne Døhlie Saltnes
This paper analyses to what extent and under what conditions the recruitment practice of staff to the EEAS is independent of government influence.
ARENA Working Paper 1/2013 (pdf)
Zuzana Murdoch, Jarle Trondal and Stefan Gänzle