Erik Oddvar Eriksen

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The EU has firmly moved beyond what is termed an intergovernmental organisation. But how can supranationalism be explained action theoretically? Political integration is a process where actors shift their loyalties and activities towards a new centre with the authoritative right to govern in the interest of all. Because the decision-making system of the EU(More)
How can the EU obtain legitimacy? On the basis of three logics of political integration we identify explicit strategies for how the legitimacy deficit of the EU can be remedied. The first strategy amounts to a scaling down of the ambitions of the polity-makers in the EU. It defines the EU as a problem-solving or special purpose organisation. Here the EU’s(More)
In 1990 a new organizational structure based on decentralization and team leadership, where the leader (usually a doctor) is responsible for the final decision, was introduced at the regional and university hospital of Tromsø. This structure replaces the traditional dual structure of leadership where the leaders (a doctor and a nurse) did not share(More)
What is the explanatory potential of deliberation in a political context of collective decisionmaking? This paper posits actors‟ ability to comply with the force of the better argument through explication of the relevant deliberative warrants and through mechanisms for the activation of institutional status functions. It establishes a conceptual scheme for(More)
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