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Adam Holesch

Adam Holesch

Post-doctoral Researcher

Biography

Adam Holesch is a post-doctoral fellow at IBEI, working on the project: "Borders, sovereignity and self-determination in contemporary Europe". Adam did his Master of Arts at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn in 2005. He has just finished his PhD at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. His research follows an interdisciplinary approach mixing insights from Political Theory, Comparative Politics and Political Economy, studying about all questions of nationalism, federalism, citizenship and trust. 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

  • Federalism
  • Nationalism
  • European integration
  • Trust
  • Citizenship

Selected publications

  • Holesch, Adam2016What holds a multinational state together? The political stability of the Spanish "State of Autonomies".PhD Thesis Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Holesch, Adam; Nagel, Klaus-Jürgen

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

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

    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?(pp. 118-152).Baden-Baden:Nomos 2012 (Schriftenreihe des Europäischen Zentrums für Föderalismus-Forschung, 38)
  • Holesch, Adam; Birkenkaemper, Axel

    2008Von Kaczynski zu Tusk – eine deutsch-polnische Tragödie? (From Kaczynski to Tusk – a Polish-German tragedy?)Bonn:Bouvier Verlag
  • Holesch, Adam2007Verpasster Neuanfang? Deutschland, Polen und die EU (A lost new beginning? Germany, Poland and the EU)Bonn:Bouvier Verlag