Bauböck, Rainer

European University Institute

Rainer Bauböck is part time professor in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. He is corresponding member Austrian Academy of Sciences and chairs the Academy’s Commission on Migration and Integration Research. In 2018/19 he is senior visiting fellow at the Lichtenberg Kolleg of the University of Göttingen. From 2007 to 2018 he held the chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of EUI. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Together with Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht), he co-directs GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights. His most recent book is Democratic Inclusion. Rainer Bauböck in Dialogue, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2017.

From 1986 to 1999, Rainer Bauböck was assistant professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. He frequently taught at the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck and was a recurrent visiting professor at the Nationalism Studies Program of the Central European University Budapest. He was also a visiting academic at the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation (2006), Yale University (2005), the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2003), the University of Bristol (2002), University of Malmö (2000-2001); the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Princeton University (1998-1999); and the University of Warwick (1990-1991). In 2003-2005, Rainer Bauböck was president of the Austrian Association of Political Science. In November 2006, he was awarded the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation for his work on immigration and social cohesion in modern societies. In April 2013 he was elected corresponding member abroad of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From October 2012 to January 2016 Rainer Bauböck was Dean of Graduate Studies at the European University Institute.

Research interests: Normative Political Theory and Comparative Research on Democratic Citizenship, European Integration, Migration, Nationalism and Minority Rights

Curriculum Vitae


Recent Publications

A Multilevel Theory of Democratic Secession

Ethnopolitics, 2019
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Genuine links and useful passports: evaluating strategic uses of citizenship

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2019
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Democratic Inclusion

Manchester University Press, 2018 (open access)



Debating European Citizenship

Springer IMISCOE Series, 2018 (open access)



Publications since 2007


Rainer Bauböck on how to enhance political participation of EU mobile citizens, May 2019

Migration and Mobility: European Dilemmas, Malmö University, Knowledge for Change lecture, 21 November 2018

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