Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

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Baubock.jpgRainer Bauböck

Senior Researcher
Institute for European Integration Research
Austrian Academy of Science


Research Statement (60 kB)

Rainer Bauböck is a political scientist and senior researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) of the Austrian Academy of Science. He is also vice-chair of the Academy's Commission for Migration and Integration Research. Currently he teaches at the Universities of Vienna and the Central European University Budapest.

He has held visiting professorships and research fellowships at Yale University (2005), the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2003), the University of Bristol (April-June 2002), the University of Malmö (September 2000 - February 2001), the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and University of Princeton (September 1998 - June 1999), and the University of Warwick (1990 - 91). 2003-2005 Rainer Bauböck is president of the Austrian Association of Political Science.

His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. His publications in English include Transnational Citizenship. Membership and Rights in International Migration (Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1994); Blurred Boundaries. Migration, Ethnicity, Citizenship (Ashgate: Aldershot, 1998) (co-editor); The Challenge of Diversity. Integration and Pluralism in Societies of Immigration (Avebury, Aldershot, 1996) (co-editor); From Aliens to Citizens. Redefining the Legal Status of Immigrants in Europe (Avebury, Aldershot, 1994) (editor). He is also the author or (co-)editor of several books in German, most recently of Europas Identitäten. Mythen, Konstrukte, Konflikte (Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, 2003).


  • Normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship
  • European integration, migration
  • Nationalism and minority rights
  • Integration and pluralism in societies of immigration
  • Citizenship in the European Union
  • Contested political boundaries and changing conceptions of citizenship