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Jan Zielonka, Prof

University of Oxford, Politics and International Relations

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Professor Zielonka is a regular media commentator, working with print and broadcast media at home and overseas. He has been interviewed widely on Europe and European integration. Recent television coverage has included SKY News, RAI, Le7, NOS, TVN24, France24. He regularly contributes articles to Die Zeit, Rzeczpospolita, Il Fatto Quotidiano, L'Espresso, NRC Handelsblad, Diario de Noticias, Open Democracy.

Language Skills

  • English, Polish, Dutch, Italian


Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College. His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. His work oscillates between the field of international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Zielonka has produced eighteen books including Counter-revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat (Oxford University Press, 2018), Politics and the Media in New Democracies. Europe in a Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015), Is the EU doomed? (Polity Press, 2014), and Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union (Oxford University Press, 2006). Zielonka regularly contributes articles to Die Zeit, Il Fatto Quotiduano, NRC Handelsblad, Diário de Notícias and Rzeczpospolita.