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Adam Holesch

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Research Fellow

Biography

Adam Holesch is a post-doctoral fellow and the Project Manager of GLOBE - “Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios”. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, GLOBE addresses the strategic priorities identified in the EU Global Strategy such as trade, development, security, climate change, migration and global finance.

Adam finished his PhD at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in 2016. His research follows an interdisciplinary approach mixing insights from Political Theory, Comparative Politics and Political Economy, studying about all questions of nationalism, regionalism and the European Union. Adam has also published two books on German-Polish relations.

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

Awards

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

Research

Research interests

  • Nationalism
  • Regionalism
  • European Union

Selected publications

  • Jordana, Jacint; Holesch, Adam; Keating, Michael; Marx, Axel; Wouters, Jan

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    2019.Self-determination and the Reconfiguration of the Nation-state in Europe.In: Jordana, Jacint; Keating, Michael; Marx, Axel; Wouters, Jan (eds.).Changing Borders in Europe.Link
  • 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,No. 28 - Desembre 2018Link
  • 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; Nagel, Klaus-Jürgen

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    2014.Die spanische Gemeindeverfassung zwischen zentralstaatlicher Lenkung und regionaler Schwäche.In: Alber, Elisabeth/Zwilling, Carolin (Hrsg.).Gemeinden im Europäischen Mehrebenensystem: Herausforderungen im 21.Jahrhundert, Baden-Baden:Nomos 2014 (The Spanish municipalities between the central state strength and regional weakness),pp: 77-104.
  • Holesch, Adam.2013.Collective identity in the European Union.World Tensions,9/19:65-83
  • Holesch, Adam; Nagel, Klaus-Jürgen

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    2012.Educational policy in Spain – a federal illusion?.UPF Working paper,2/2012
  • Holesch, Adam; Nagel, Klaus-Jürgen

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    2012.Bildungsföderalismus in Spanien? (Educational federalism in Spain?).In: Rudolf Hrbek/Martin Grosse Hüttmann/Josef Schmid (eds.).Bildungspolitik in Föderalstaaten und der Europäischen Union: Does Federalism Matter?.Baden-Baden:Nomos 2012 (Schriftenreihe des Europäischen Zentrums für Föderalismus-Forschung, 38),pp: 118-152.
  • Holesch, Adam; Birkenkaemper, Axel

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    2008.Von Kaczynski zu Tusk – eine deutsch-polnische Tragödie? (From Kaczynski to Tusk – a Polish-German tragedy?).Bonn:Bouvier Verlag.
  • Holesch, Adam.2007.Verpasster Neuanfang? Deutschland, Polen und die EU (A lost new beginning? Germany, Poland and the EU).Bonn:Bouvier Verlag.