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Adam Holesch

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Research Fellow

Project Manager, EU-VALUES project


Adam Holesch is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and the Project Manager of the EU Research and Education Network on Foreign Policy Issues: Values and Democracy (EU-VALUES). In his research, he analyses European politics by going up and down the ladder of multi-level governance, focusing on democratic backsliding, regionalism and global governance. He was visiting scholar at the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole, KU Leuven, Central European University, and the Queens University in Kingston/Canada. He has published, among others, in the journals West European Politics; Journal of European Integration; Territory, Politics and Governance; Acta Politica; East European Politics and Global Governance.

Background and education

  • (2016) PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2011) Master in Political Philiosophy, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2005) Magister in Political Science, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn


2006. Award of the Polish Consulate in Germany (Cologne) for the best master thesis of the year 2005 about the German-Polish relations


Research interests

  • Nationalism
  • Regionalism
  • European Union

Selected publications

  • Holesch, Adam; Zagórski, Piotr

    2023.Toxic friend? The impact of the Russian invasion on democratic backsliding and PRR cooperation in Europe.West European Politics,DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2023.2202981Link
  • Roger, CharlesJordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Schmitt, Lewin

    2022.Global Governance Research. Exploring Patterns of Growth, Diversity, and Inclusion.Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations,28(4):486-508LinkLogo open access
  • Jordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Triviño Salazar, Juan Carlos

    2022.Trans-governmental regulatory networks and the European Union’s involvement in global governance: an occasional instrument?.Journal of European Integration,44:5:677-693. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2022.2073445Link
  • Jordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Schmitt, Lewin

    2022.International Organizations and the Future of Global Governance. Technical Report - GLOBE Survey.IBEI Working Papers,2022/58.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, AdamJordana, Jacint

    2021.The politics of unilateral secession in the European Union: the case of Catalonia.Territory, Politics and Governance,LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, Adam.2021.Measuring solidarity: towards a survey question on fiscal solidarity in the European Union.Acta Politica,LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, Adam; Kyriazi, Anna

    2021.Democratic backsliding in the European Union: the role of the Hungarian-Polish coalition.East European Politics,LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, Adam.2018.The Decentralization of Poland 1989-2018: From Partisan Disagreement to a Vehicle for Successful Absorption of EU Cohesion Funding.Revista d'Estudis Autonòmics i Federals / Journal of Self-Government,28:47-73LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, Adam.2016.What holds a multinational state together? The political stability of the Spanish "State of Autonomies".PhD Thesis Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Holesch, Adam; Klaus-Jürgen, Nagel

    2012.Educational policy in Spain – a federal illusion?.UPF Working paper,2LinkLogo open access
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