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Ireneusz Karolewski

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Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, PhD

Professor and Chair of Politics






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12.00 - 13.00

11.00 - 12.00

  • M.A., Political Science at the University of Potsdam, Germany (1990-1995)
  • PhD thesis: „Die künftige Gestalt Europas: Funktionalismus oder Föderalismus? Am Beispiel der Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union“, 1999 (The future Shape of Europe: Functionalism or federalism? The case study of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union)
  • Assistant professor at the Chair of Political Theory, University of Potsdam (1999-2008)
  • Professorial degree (Habilitation) at the University of Potsdam, „Citizenship and collective identity in Europe” (2008) 

  • Modern Political Theory, European Integration, Nationalism in Europe

  • Populism in Europe and beyond, citizenship and migration, democratic backsliding

  • The Nation and Nationalism: An introduction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011)
  • Citizenship and collective Identity in Europe (London/New York: Routledge, 2010)
  • Europäische Verfassung: Zum Stand der europäischen Demokratie im Zuge der Osterweiterung (Münster: LIT, 2004) [European Constitution: European Democracy in the course of the EU-Eastern Enlargement]
  • Die künftige Gestalt Europas: Funktionalismus oder Föderalismus? Am Beispiel der Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union (Münster: LIT, 2000) [The future Shape of Europe: Functionalism or federalism? The case study of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union]

  • European Identity Revisited: New Approaches and Recent Empirical Evidence, (with V. Kaina

    and S. Kuhn), Routledge, 2016

  • Extraterritorial Citizenship in Post-Communist Europe, (with T. Agarin), Rowman &

    Littlefield, 2015

  • The Transformative Power of the European Union: The Case of Poland, (with M. Sus), Nomos, 2015

  • Bürgerschaft und Demokratische Regierbarkeit in Deutschland und Europa, (with G. D’Amato), Nomos, 2014

  • Demokratische Regierbarkeit in Deutschland und Europa (Democratic Governance in Germany and Europe), (with Gianni D'Amato), Nomos, 2014
  • Citizenship and civic education in post-communist countries, special issue, (with Timofey Agarin), Journal of Social Science Education, 4-2013, 2013
  • European Welfare States − Citizenship, Nationalism and Conflict, (with A.M. Suszycki), Fibre, 2013
  • Citizenship and Identity in the Welfare State (with A.M. Suszycki), Nomos, 2013
  • European Welfare States: Citizenship, Nationalism and Conflict (with z A.M. Suszycki), Fibre, 2013
  • Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union (with V. Kaina), Routledge, 2012
  • The Multi-Level and Polycentric European Union: Legal and Political Studies (with R. Grzeszczak), LIT, 2012
  • Multiplicity of Nationalism in Contemporary Europe (with A.M. Suszycki), Lanham, 2009
  • Nationalism and European Integration (with A.M. Suszycki), Continuum, 2007
  • Nation and Nationalism: Political and Historical Studies (with A.M. Suszycki), ATUT, 2007

  •  What Type of Power has the EU Exercised in the Ukraine–Russia Crisis? A Framework of Analysis, (with Mai’a Cross), Journal of Common Market Studies 55 (1), 3-19, 2017
  • The EU's Power in the Russia–Ukraine Crisis: Enabled or Constrained? (with Mai’a Cross) Journal of Common Market Studies 55, 1, 137-152, 2017
  • Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Economic and Political Ambivalences, (with Roland Benedikter) Challenge 60 (3), 294-320, 2017
  • The Polish EU Council Presidency in 2011: Master or servant? (with T. Mehlhausen and M. Sus), Journal of European Integration 37 (6), 2015
  • European Civic Religion in the Making? Annual of European and Global Studies 1, 2014
  • EU governance and European identity, Living Reviews on European Governance 2 (with V. Kaina), updated and extended version, 2013
  • Pathologies of Deliberation in the EU, European Law Journal 17/1, 2011
  • European Identity Making and Identity Transfer, Europe-Asia Studies 63/6, 2011
  • EU governance and European identity, (with V. Kaina), Living Reviews on European Governance 2, 2009
  • Constitutionalisation of the European Union as a response to the Eastern Enlargement: Functions vs. Power, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24/4, 2007
  • Why we should not believe every lesson Andrew Moravcsik teaches us: A response, (with V. Kaina), Politische Vierteljahresschrift 48/4, 2007 
  • Civil Society and its Discontents, Polish Sociological Review 2/6, 2006

  • Identity Technologies and “Nationalism lite” of the European Union, in: L. Greenfeld (ed.), Globalization of Nationalism: The Motive-Force between 21st Century Politics, ECPR Press, 81-97, 2016
  • „Zwischen Gestaltungsanspruch und Selbstbehauptung. Polnische Europadiskurse am Beispiel der europäischen Verfassungskrise und des Ukrainekriegs“, (with T. Mehlhausen)

     in: Anders, Lisa; Scheller, Henrik; Tuntschew, Thomas (red.): Parteien und die Politisierung der Europäischen Union, VS-Verlag, 257-287, 2017

  • The Citizenship-Identity Nexus in the EU revisited, in: V.Kaina/I.P. Karolewski/S. Kuhn (eds), European Identity Revisited: New Approaches and Recent Empirical Evidence, Routledge, 2016

  • Civil Society in a Trans-cultural Comparison: Eastern Europe and the MENA-region, (with K. Fathi), in: S. A. Arjomand (ed.), The Arab Revolution of 2011: A Comparative Perspective, State University of New York Press, 2015

  • Citizenship and welfare, A.M. Suszycki/I.P. Karolewski (eds.), Citizenship and Identity in the Welfare State, Nomos, 2013
  • A relational approach to citizenship: Between civicness and authoritarianism, Reinhold Hedtke/Tatjana Zimenkova (eds), Education for Civic and Political Participation: A Critical Approach, Routledge, 2012
  • Caesarean citizenship and its anti-civic potential in the European Union, Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski/Viktoria Kaina, Civic resources and the future of the European Union, Routledge, 2012 
  • European nationalism and collective identity, I.P. Karolewski/A. M. Suszycki, Multiplicity of Nationalism in Contemporary Europe, Lanham, 2009
  • Nationalism in Contemporary Europe: Is there still anything to explore?, I.P. Karolewski and A. M. Suszycki, Multiplicity of Nationalism in Contemporary Europe, (with A. M. Suszycki), Lanham, 2009

  • West European Politics
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Sage
  • Palgrave
  • European Commission
  • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

International collaboration

  • Coordinator of the WBZ part of the Jean Monnet Research Network "Between the EU and Russia: Domains of Diversity and Contestation" (BEAR)
  • Managing Editor "Annual of European and Global Studies"
  • Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group "Identity" (reelected in 2017)


  • Fellowship at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Research Award of the Kościuszko Foundation, 2014
  • Laureate of the Leopoldina research award for 2012


  • Member of Research Group "Belonging Today" at the New York University
  • Membership: Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, International Political Studies Association

Research at guest universities

  • Visiting professor at the Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Lille, France (2007-2008); Associate professor at the Universität Potsdam (2008-), Visiting Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California in Santa Barbara, USA (2010-), Guest Professor at the Pondicherry University, India (2011), Visiting Fellow at the New York University, Institute for Public Knowledge, USA (2012)

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