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European decision-makers point to flexible relationships with the EU as a way to maintain their countries’ autonomy. New research suggests that political differentiation might in fact lead to the opposite, which does not bode well for the UK after Brexit.
- Parents, schools and friends matter tremendously in our lives, but they don’t change who we are. We would essentially be the same person if we had been adopted at birth, says Robert Plomin.
Prior studies often point to a negative long-term development of economies dependent on natural resources. New research finds that contrary to this image, the Norwegian oil and gas sector is highly innovative and very flexible, but still faces significant difficulties to change.
Asymmetry, Disagreement and Biases: Epistemic Worries about Expertise
In this paper Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander focuse on epistemic worries about the expertisation of politics, and uses the Nordic system of advisory commissions as an empirical case.
The Treaty of Parliamentary Studies
Chris Lord has contributed with a chapter in the the new book Traité d’études Parlementaires (English: The Treaty of Parliamentary Studies).
A New Narrative for a New Europe
John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez have contributed with a book chapter each in a volume devoted to offer a new conceptual approach to the core ideas of European integration processes.
The EU’s human rights policy
Does the EU deliver on its human rights policy? Johanne D. Saltnes explores the EU’s use of the human rights clause and the legitimacy basis of the Union’s human rights policy in the journal Global Affairs.