Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
University of Leipzig · Institute of Political Science

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Introduction
IRENEUSZ PAWEL KAROLEWSKI received his PhD in political science from the University of Potsdam (Germany). He was Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Potsdam and Professor of Political Science at the Wroclaw University. He has held guest professorships and fellowships at the Harvard University, the Université de Montréal, Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Lille, the University of California in Santa Barbara and the New York University.
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October 2018 - present
Academia Europaea
Position
  • Ordinary member
Description
  • The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship anywhere in the world." https://www.ae-info.org
January 2015 - June 2015
Harvard University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School on EU Governance
July 2014 - November 2014
Harvard University
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  • Research Associate
Education
May 2005 - July 2008
University of Potsdam
Field of study
  • Political Science
October 1995 - May 1999
Universität Potsdam
Field of study
  • Political Science
October 1990 - March 1995
Universität Potsdam
Field of study
  • Political Sciences

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Publications (103)
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This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research - citizenship and collective identity. Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between...
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We propose the new concept of Caesarean politics to explain democratic deconsolidation in Hungary and Poland. We argue the move towards illiberal democracy in both countries has been made possible by a shift towards Caesarean politics, in which radical changes are framed as “politics as usual”, while in fact these challenge the essence of liberal d...
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Examining the ongoing processes of migration in Europe and beyond - Case studies focusing on Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and South America - Integrates issues of current migration and boundary-making processes - Various experts discussing social and political factors pertaining to current dynamics of migration and boundary-making in different...
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The Russia-Europe relationship is deteriorating, signaling the darkest era yet in security on the continent since the end of the Cold War. In addition, the growing influence of the Trump administration has destabilized the transatlantic security community, compelling Europe—especially the European Union—to rethink its relations with Russia. The vol...
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We propose the new concept of Caesarean politics to explain democratic deconsolidation in Hungary and Poland. We argue the move towards illiberal democracy in both countries has been made possible by a shift towards Caesarean politics, in which radical changes are framed as “politics as usual”, while in fact these challenge the essence of liberal d...
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In the political science literature, we can find various approaches to Germany's "alleged" hegemony. In the article we examine the images of Ger-many among the Polish political parties between 2014 and 2017 to better understand their different attitudes toward Germany in the context of Polish foreign policy. We distinguish four types of images of G...
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This chapter argues in favour of a general theory of democratic backsliding which should cover three dimensions: (1) the societal one (changing citizenry), (2) the institutional one (changing institutions of democratic government) and (3) the processual one (the nature of the democratic backsliding itself). Following these aspects, the chapter expl...
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The point of departure for the introduction is the question of how migration has been changing contemporary societies across the globe. Against this background, the introduction discusses basic data on the scale and scope of migration worldwide and systematizes the hitherto research on migration. The introduction proceeds in an interdisciplinary ma...
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The new European Union (EU) is characterised by the simultaneity of continuing integration and obvious trends of disintegration. This volume examines the reasons for this new simultaneity and what it means for the process of integration.
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Identity has been a contested concept in social sciences and humanities. On the one hand, there are some doubts whether the concept has much analytical value, given its broad meaning between constructivism (dynamic nature) and essentialism (fixed nature). While some scholars proclaim radical social construction of individual identity (e.g. Bauman's...
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The EU has achieved many goals in terms of fostering peace and relative prosperity which were long thought unattainable. Sixty years after its foundation, however, the EU is not only facing new European and global challenges, but also the possibility of its own downfall. In this volume, the authors address the tensions in Europe as well as their co...
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This book explores the emergence, and in Poland, Hungary, and Russia the coming to power, of politicians and political parties rejecting the consensus around market reforms, democratization, and rule of law that has characterized moves toward an "open society" from the 1990s. It discusses how over the last decade these political actors, together wi...
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Europe's Refugee and Migration Crisis is not consensual, but meets resistance in the Central Eastern European states.
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Multifaceted in its character, the relationship between Poland and the European Union is now more than a quarter of a century old. After the breakdown of the Eastern bloc, Poland signed the Association Agreement with the then European Communities in December 1991, which led up to an EU membership application three years later. Not yet a member, the...
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Der Aufsatz analysiert Politisierung am Beispiel der Europabilder im politischen Diskurs der Dritten Republik Polen (1990-2016). Ausgehend von einer Phasenheuristik der polnischen Europapolitik (Adaption, Konfrontation, Kooperation und Souveränismus) wird argumentiert, dass die Phasen nicht allein mit variierenden innenpolitischen Machtverhältnisse...
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The refugee and migrant crisis has been both one of the most important and most divisive political issues in recent European history. While often inappropriately identified as a pure refugee crisis, since its start in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011 and in particular since its historically unique intensification in 2015, it is in reality a...
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One might think that insects are rarely subject to political controversies in the EU. Not recently though. On 27 July 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union imposed a temporary injunction against logging in the Polish Bialowieza Forest , a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last old-growth forest in Europe, while the case is being tried w...
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ber Gesundheit und Mehrdeutigkeit Nach Paul Craig, dem britischen Rechtsprofessor, soll gegenüber jedem, der das Betreten der " Welt der Rechtsstaatlichkeit " riskiert, eine Gesundheitswarnung ausgesprochen werden.[1] Dies ergibt sich unter anderem daraus, dass in den Fachdebatten der Rechtswissenschaft gravierende Meinungsunterschiede in Bezug auf...
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This is a four-part series of articles on Poland’s, Hungary’s and the Czech Republic’s perilous play with the EU’s refugee relocation agreement.
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Der EuGH hat sich mangels einer klaren Definition der Rechtsstaatlichkeit im EU-Recht immer wieder auf allgemeine rechtliche Regeln berufen, die in Rechtsstaaten vorkommen und den Verfassungstraditionen der Mitgliedsstaaten gemeinsam sind. Damit hat der EuGH eine „Dachfunktion“ der EU in Bezug auf die Rechtstaatlichkeit anerkannt, da die definitori...
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Artykuł analizuje fenomen polityzacji na przykładzie obrazów Europy w politycznym dyskursie Polski w latach 1990-2016. Autorzy wychodzą od fazowego modelu polskiej polityki eu-ropejskiej (adaptacja, kontestacja, kooperacja, suwerenizm) i argumentują, że zmiana wewnątrzpo-litycznych relacji władzy w Polsce nie jest wystraczającym wyjaśnieniem dla dy...
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The European Union is marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which was signed on March 25, 1957. But given the UK’s decision to leave the EU and rising skepticism in many European countries, is there a bleak future for the integration process? The authors argue that the EU is in a significantly healthier position than it appears an...
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The European Union is marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which was signed on 25 March 1957. But given the UK’s decision to leave the EU and rising scepticism in many European countries, is there a bleak future for the integration process? Roland Benedikter and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski argue that the EU is in a significantly health...
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Few if any predicted the extent of mass migration across Europe in the wake of the Arab Spring and atrocities in Syria. As the authors point out, it is both a migrant and refugee crisis, and it tests European resolve, economic policy, and the consequences. With it has arisen a tide of right-wing populism and intense nationalism, running counter to...
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While the migration crisis has eased in other EU countries such as Greece, Italy's coastline remains an entrance point for irregular migration. Roland Benedikter and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski track Italy's attempts to deal with the problem. They argue that the absence of solidarity from the rest of the EU is fostering Euroscepticism and that it wou...
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What are the effects of the European Migration and Refugee Crisis on Europe's leading nation, Germany, and in particular on its political landscape?
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This analytical essay is a short investigation into the narrative that there are new “rouge states” in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), namely Poland and Hungary. The text discusses the politically relevant backgrounds as well as pros and cons of such an imaginary and the perspectives in the framework of Europe’s current critical transition.
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The refugee and migrant crisis has been one of the most important and most divisive political issues in recent German history. It is first restructuring Germany’s political and economic landscape; second impacting the build-up of post-Brexit Europe; and third changing both Germany’s and Europe’s relationship with other parts of the world. Overall,...
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When it comes to the European crisis, Poland is not Hungary. While there are some similarities, differences prevail.
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What impact has the Russia–Ukraine crisis had on the EU as a foreign policy actor? Most studies examine how the EU has evolved as an actor over time of its own initiative, but tend to discount the role that the external context or structure of the international system might play in constraining or enabling the EU's exercise of power. This Special I...
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On 13 January 2016, for the first time in its history, the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, Poland. The dispute is about new Polish laws that allegedly disempower the Constitutional Court and the public media, thus breaching EU democracy standards. The dispute reaches far beyond Poland and questions th...
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The article presents conclusions of this Special Issue. It first summarizes the empirical findings of the individual contributions to this Special Issue in terms of whether EU power was enabled or constrained in response to the crisis. Second, the article synthesizes these findings to advance some overarching arguments about the EU as an actor in t...
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The paper explores the recent political participation in Poland focusing on the KOD movement. Given that very limited data is available on the impact of citizen participation in political process in Poland, the paper attempts a preliminary assessment of the participation “between elections”. The paper tries to take a snapshot of the KOD movement an...
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Where are the real origins of the current Polish crisis?
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The point of departure of this article is limited systematic research on the rotating EU Council Presidency after the Lisbon Treaty. In order to assess rotating presidencies the paper proposes a three-tier approach which includes a functional, a behavioural and a contingency dimension. These dimensions are supplemented by the institutional changes...
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Combining theoretical and empirical research, these 12 essays examine the role of religion and its prospects in Europe. On the one hand, the volume discusses growing Islamic presence in Europe as a reminder of enduring religious pluralism, not least in view of the high prominence given to Islamic experience in arguments against over-generalised not...
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This Living Review presents an overview of the research on European identity in the context of EU governance by focussing on central debates in the political science literature. It departs from the problems of disagreement between European citizens and their elites as well as the lack of a European demos. Against this background, the article discus...
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This article studies the position and action of Poland in the framework of the achievement of the Lisbon Treaty. It outlines the existence of key issues for the Polish government, technical as well as in ethic. It concludes that the Polish government aimed mainly to reinforce its position in the power sharing architecture within the Council, and to...
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Combining a theoretical overview with empirical evidence, this textbook analyses and compares nationalism in Western and Eastern Europe. Split into three parts, it first discusses a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including the controversial issue of theoretical dichotomy (civic versus ethnic nationalism). The second part argues variously...
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The article explores the ‘dark side’ of deliberation with regard to the EU. In contrast to the dominant apologetics of deliberation, it argues that even though deliberation might have benevolent effects on decision making in the EU, the convention method cannot be viewed as a democratic alternative to the intergovernmental conferences. This is due...
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Inhalt: Introduction: The problem at hand Approaches to EU’s external identity making Mechanisms of external identity making Theoretical approaches to the EU’s external identity making The EU’s external identity promotion The ENP policy instruments Conclusions References
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This Living Review presents an overview of the research on European identity in the context of EU governance by focussing on central debates in the political science literature. It departs from the problems of disagreement between European citizens and their elites as well as the lack of a European demos. Against this background, the article discus...
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Constitutionalization – the creation of a formal ‘constitution’ for the European Union – has been seen as a response to the eastern enlargement, on the basis of the three main functions of constitutions: the organizational function, the stabilization function and the legitimating function. However, functional arguments are not sufficient for explai...
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This article is a response to Andrew Moravcsik’s “What Can We Learn from the Collapse of the European Constitutional Project?”, published in No. 2, Vol. 47 (2006) of the PVS. In our reply we focus on three main points. First, we argue that Moravcsik’s apologia of the status quo does not convince in light of the challenges that a European Union curr...
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Many scholars of European integration have treated the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) as a specific area of the EU.1 This is due to the fact that CFSP, and before it the European Political Cooperation (which was a nucleus of CFSP), have remained primarily an intergovernmental framework, although other EC pillars evolved to a much higher...
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The article departs from the discussion of the sources of the scholar interest in civil society and proceeds to the functional expectations about it. It claims that the concept of civil society, as it is frequently used in scientific and political debates, has specific cultural roots, which makes a trans-cultural analysis difficult or perhaps even...
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Many scholars of European integration have treated the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) as a specific area of the EU. This is due to the fact that CFSP, and before it the European Political Cooperation (which was a nucleus of CFSP), have remained primarily an intergovernmental framework, although other EC pillars evolved to a much higher s...

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The Leipzig Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence aims to enhance participation in EU democracy and promote active EU citizenship. It focuses on local and regional society in rural areas in East Central Europe (ECE) with special attention to young people. The Centre contributes to closing gaps in EU research by analysing attitudes, practices and potentials concerning EU citizenship in the periphery in an interdisciplinary way, using new methods, instruments and approaches. Along with this, experts from political science, sociology, history and ethnology and from the Leibniz Institute GWZO cluster their teaching and transfer activities and intensify their cooperation ties with East Central European universities. The working packages also include a public lecture series with experts from academia, politics, civil society and media, more than 30 seminars on EU issues for students in more than 50 study programmes, 12 study trips, a new lecture series on the EU and its citizens, citizen dialogues, three international summer schools, transfer workshops with stakeholders from politics, civil society and administration, policy recommendations, and publications.
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The project explores the construction of two threats—terrorism and migration—within the current public discourse in Israel and EU-states (Germany, Austria and Poland). We argue that these two threats feed off late-modern anxiety based on the decline of the nation-state through the globalisation of politics, economy, and media, open borders, and the yearning for a pre-modern, mythic past. In addition, such late modern anxiety is emboldened by the prevalence of asymmetric conflict, in which states' sovereignty and ability to provide security to its citizens is compromised by weaker actors utilising insurgency and terrorism, which often target civilians, coupled with a media strategy that garners attention and global sympathy. In the context of the EU, this is sometimes coupled with growing Euroscepticism fueled by the so-called refugee crisis of 2015-216 and the EU’s handling of it.