- Political Theory
Jan-Werner Mueller's research interests include the history of modern political thought, liberalism and its critics, constitutionalism, religion and politics, and the normative dimensions of European integration.
He is the author of Constitutional Patriotism (Princeton UP, 2007; German, Chinese, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, and Serbian translations), A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought (Yale University Press, 2003; German, French, Japanese, Greek, Serbian, and Chinese translations) and Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity (Yale University Press, 2000; Chinese translation). In addition, he has edited German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic (Palgrave, 2003) and Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past (Cambridge UP, 2002). In 2011 Yale University Press published Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth Century Europe. (German, French, Italian, Serbian and Russian translations)
Professor Mueller has been a fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, the Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, the Remarque Institute, NYU, and the European University Institute, Florence; he has also taught as a visiting professor at the EHESS, Paris, and Sciences Po, Paris. In 2011 he delivered the Carlyle Lectures in the History of Political Thought at Oxford University. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a non-resident fellow of the Transatlantic Academy.
At Princeton Jan-Werner Mueller directs the Project in the History of Political Thought at the University Center for Human Values. In the spring of 2013 he will spend time at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and at the Collegium Helsinki for Advanced Studies.
D.Phil., Oxford University