University of Oxford

Department of Politics and International Relations

The University of Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. There are currently over 23,000 students at the University of Oxford. The university offers more than 300 different graduate degree programmes and it was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017 and 2018. The Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford is one of the largest European units for research and teaching in international relations, politics, government and political theory.

Jan Zielonka

Professor of European Politics

Head of WP4 Public opinions, debates and reforms


Jan Zielonka is Professor at DPIR and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow at St. Antony’s College. His main areas of expertise are in European politics, which includes elements of European integration and disintegration studies, comparative politics, international relations, communication studies and political theory. Influential publications include Counter-Revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat (Oxford University Press, 2018) (also published in German), Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union (Oxford University Press, 2007), Is the EU Doomed? (Cambridge Polity Press, 2014) and ‘Plurilateral Governance in the Enlarged European Union’ (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2007).

Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Professor of International Relations


Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Kalypso Nicolaidis is Professor at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute  and Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. She has published extensively on European and global constitutionalism, the Eurozone crisis and governance, and Europe’s democratic question and federalism. Influential publications include ‘European Demoicracy and its Crisis’ (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2013), The Greco-German Affair in the Euro-crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? (with C. Sternberg and K. Gartzou-Katsouyann) (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018);The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and EU (co-ed. with R. Howse) (Oxford University Press, 2001) and European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts, (co-ed. with J. Lacroix) (Oxford University Press, 2010). In 2008-2010, she was a member of the Gonzales reflection group on the future of Europe 2030 set up by the European Council.

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