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Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:46 PM

By Andreas Føllesdal

Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:44 PM

By Andreas Føllesdal

Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:36 PM

By Andreas Føllesdal and Eva Erman



Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:14 PM

Ben Crum and John Erik Fossu


A growing number of political decisions are taken at the international level, many of which have profound national political implications. What is the role of parliaments here? Are they becoming sidelined or reasserting themselves? This book investigates how an internationalizing context drives parliamentarians to coordinate their work with colleagues in other parliaments and how this coordination can help them to strengthen their position. Furthermore, the book seeks to clarify the broader implications of inter-parliamentary coordination for the practice and the theory of democracy. While the majority of the chapters examine inter-parliamentary relations in the European Union, as it seems particularly prone to such practices, the book also contains chapters that compare the EU experience with parliamentary coordination in other international organisations, such as NATO and the WTO.

Published Dec. 8, 2011 2:07 PM

Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum have edited the book 'Rethinking Democracy and the European Union' that draws upon leading scholars and practitioners from the RECON project.

Published Nov. 23, 2011 12:47 PM

In order to understand the recent political and constitutional events of Nepal, and to discern feasible and fair ways to move forward, it is essential to consider the complex composition, circumstances and potential for conflicts by and among the many groups and minorities that constitute the people of Nepal.

By Andreas Føllesdal

Published Nov. 23, 2011 12:41 PM

Edited by Daniele Archibugi, Italian National Research Council, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, London School of Economics and Political Science and Raffaele Marchetti, LUISS University

Published Oct. 12, 2011 11:16 AM

John Erik Fossum has published the review article 'A cosmopolitan constellation' in European Journal of Social Theory.

Published Oct. 12, 2011 11:10 AM

Agustín José Menéndez and John Erik Fossum have edited the volume "Law and Democracy in Neil MacCormick's Legal and Political Theory. The Post-Sovereign Constellation" published with the Springer series Law and Philosophy Library.

Published Mar. 23, 2011 11:55 AM

Setting the agenda for parliament is the most significant institutional weapon for governments to shape policy outcomes, because governments with significant agenda setting powers, like France or the UK, are able to produce the outcomes they prefer, while governments that lack agenda setting powers, such as the Netherlands and Italy in the beginning of the period examined, see their projects significantly altered by their Parliaments.

Published Mar. 23, 2011 11:53 AM

A unique political animal, the European Union has given rise to important constitutional conundrums and paradoxes. John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez explore this in detail in their new book, 'The Constitution’s Gift', recently published with Rowman and Littlefield.

Published Jan. 22, 2010 11:29 AM

Palgrave Macmillan, Dec. 2009 (288 p.)

Published Jan. 4, 2010 1:43 PM

Party Politics (2010), vol. 16, pp. 89-110

Published Dec. 15, 2009 10:10 AM

American Political Science Review (2009), vol. 103, pp. 607-621.

Published Oct. 14, 2009 8:04 PM

Fossum, John Erik (2009), "Citizenship, Democracy and the Public Sphere", pp. 347-364 in Chris Rumford, ed.: The SAGE Handbook of European Studies. London: SAGE.

Published Oct. 14, 2009 7:51 PM

European Political Science Review (2009), vol. 1, pp. 249-271

Published Oct. 6, 2009 10:19 AM

In this book, ARENAs director Erik O. Eriksen argues that the system of domination already in place at the European level requires and aspires to direct legitimation. Such can only be achieved by making the EU into a democratic polity.

Published Sep. 4, 2009 8:24 PM
Published Sep. 4, 2009 7:32 PM

Special issue of Nordic Journal of Human Rights on "Nordic Reluctance towards Judicial Review under Siege" edited by Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo) and Marlene Wind (University of Copenhagen)

Published Aug. 14, 2009 4:21 PM

Acta Politica (2009) vol. 44, 259–285.

Published May 26, 2009 6:08 PM

Global Jurist  Vol. 9 (2009), Issue 1