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Academic interests

  • International studies
  • Public policy
  • Energy policy and security
  • Climate policy and governance (national, European, global)
  • Environmental politics
  • EU and Central-East European politics
  • Qualitative and textual methods
  • Dissent, protest - transnational social movements

Courses taught

Higher education and employment history

Work experience

  • Senior Researcher (1183), Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, May 2020-present
  • Research Professor (part-time), Center for Energy Research, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Senior Researcher, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, 2019-2020
  • Visiting fellow, Department of History and Civilization (HEC), EUI Florence, May 2019
  • Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, 2014-2019
  • Visiting fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI Florence, 2017
  • Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 2013
  • Guest Researcher, Department of Climate Policy, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), 2013
  • Researcher, Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration”, University of Konstanz, 2008-2012
  • Research Coordinator, Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute (ESPRi), Wroclaw, 2010-present
  • Intern, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU Amsterdam, 2008

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Konstanz, summa cum laude (2012)
  • M.Sc., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, cum laude (2008)
  • Erasmus, Political Science / IR, University of Oslo (2006-2007)
  • Studies in International Relations and Sociology, Warsaw University (2003-2007)
  • Social psychology, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (2003-2004)
  • Graduate seminars at ETH Zurich, PRIO and National University-Kyiv Mohyla Academy (2008-2009)

Other

 

Tags: International Politics, Energy policy, Climate Politics, Environmental policy, Social Movements, Public policy

Publications

  • Smith, Ida Dokk; Kirkegaard, Julia Kirch & Szulecki, Kacper (2022). A functional approach to decentralization in the electricity sector: learning from community choice aggregation in California. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. ISSN 0964-0568. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2022.2027233.
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Bertelli, Davide; Cosciug, Anatolie; Kussy, Angelina & Mikiewicz, Gabriella [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). To vote or not to vote? Migrant electoral (dis)engagement in an enlarged Europe. Migration Studies. ISSN 2049-5838. doi: 10.1093/migration/mnab025. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Øverland, Indra (2020). Energy democracy as a process, an outcome and a goal: A conceptual review. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296. 69, p. 1–14. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101768. Full text in Research Archive
  • Etkind, Alexander; Szulecki, Kacper & Yablokov, Ilya (2020). Petroleum Conspiracies: How Russian Policymakers Seek Meaning in Oil Price Volatility. In Belyi, Andrei (Eds.), Beyond Market Assumptions: Oil Price as a Global Institution. Springer. ISSN 978-3-030-29088-7.
  • Cadier, David & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Populism, historical discourse and foreign policy: the case of Poland’s Law and Justice government. International Politics. ISSN 1384-5748. doi: 10.1057/s41311-020-00252-6.
  • Żuk, Piotr & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Unpacking the right-populist threat to climate action: Poland's pro-governmental media on energy transition and climate change. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296. 66. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101485. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Securitization and state encroachment on the energy sector: Politics of exception in Poland's energy governance. Energy Policy. ISSN 0301-4215. 136:111066, p. 1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111066. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Between domestic politics and ecological crises: (De)legitimization of Polish environmentalism. Environmental Politics. ISSN 0964-4016. p. 1–30. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1674541. Full text in Research Archive
  • Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Szulecki, Kacper; Rayner, Tim & Banet, Catherine (2019). Energy security concerns versus market harmony: The Europeanisation of capacity mechanisms. Politics and Governance. ISSN 2183-2463. 7(1), p. 92–104. doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.1791. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hancock, Kathleen; Palestini, Stefano & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). The Politics of Energy Regionalism. In Hancock, Kathleen & Allison, Juliann (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190861360. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190861360.013.5.
  • Silvast, Antti; Bolton, Ronan; Lagendijk, Vincent & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Crossing Borders: Social Sciences and Humanities Perspectives on European Energy Systems Integration. In Foulds, Chris & Robinson, Rosie (Ed.), Advancing Energy Policy. Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities. Palgrave Pivot. ISSN 978-3-319-99096-5. p. 97–110. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99097-2.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Truth in the Time of Infowars: Moral Politics and Conscience. East European Politics and Societies. ISSN 0888-3254. 32(2), p. 320–327. doi: 10.1177/0888325417742494. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Conceptualizing energy democracy. Environmental Politics. ISSN 0964-4016. 27(1), p. 21–41. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1387294. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Westphal, Kirsten (2017). Taking Security Seriously in EU Energy Governance: Crimean Shock and the Energy Union. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 177–202. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1_7.
  • Judge, Andrew; Maltby, Tomas & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Energy Securitisation: Avenues for Future Research. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 149–173. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1_6.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Kusznir, Julia (2017). Energy Security and Energy Transition: Securitisation in the Electricity Sector. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 117–148. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1_5.
  • Heinrich, Andreas & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Energy Securitisation: Applying the Copenhagen School’s Framework to Energy. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 33–59. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1_2.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Conclusion. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 333–337.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). The Multiple Faces of Energy Security: An Introduction. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-319-64964-1. p. 1–29. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1_1.

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  • Bertelli, Davide; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Szulecki, Kacper; Tulbure, Corina; Mikiewicz, Gabriella & Cosciug, Anatolie [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). How does owning real estate ‘back home’ intersect with migrants’ reflections on past and future (im)mobilities?
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Kotnarowski, Michał & Stanley, Ben (2021). External voting, diaspora party systems & (il)liberal remittances: A comparative analysis of Central European post-accession elections.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Øverland, Indra (2021). The Nuclear Energy Weapon: Russia’s Plan B in a Decarbonizing World?
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Øverland, Indra (2021). Climate Club Europe : Global implications of the European Green Deal and governance strategies for a ‘de facto climate club’.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). Norway’s “Climate Election” Is a Warning for the Rest of Europe. Green European Journal.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Mišík, Matúš (2021). The problem of safeguarding research quality in interdisciplinary energy studies. Energy Policy. ISSN 0301-4215. 158. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112575.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). To vote or not to vote? What drives migrants' decision to participate? .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). Final report: Understanding the Political Dynamics of Émigré Communities in an Era of European Democratic Backsliding .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). A Just Transition.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). External voting and political remittances: What shapes migrants’ political participation? .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). Why Polish judges protest - HUMAN 2021.
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Stanley, Ben & Kotnarowski, Michał (2021). A comparative analysis of external voting in five Central European countries.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). The ups and downs of inclusive energy governance: Participation, panels and populism.
  • Chudy, Rafal Piotr; Szulecki, Kacper; Siry, Jacek & Grala, Robert (2021). Biomasa drzewna jako surowiec dla energetyki. ACADEMIA - magazyn Polskiej Akademii Nauk. ISSN 1733-8662. 65(1), p. 62–65. doi: 10.24425/academiaPAN.2021.136849.
  • Mikiewicz, Gabriella; Cosciug, Anatolie; Szulecki, Kacper; Tulbure, Corina; Erdal, Marta Bivand & Bertelli, Davide [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Migration and political (non)participation in origin countries: Romanians and Poles in Oslo and Barcelona. Routed - Migration & (Im)mobility Magazine.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). Are populists a threat to climate action?
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Bialas, Patryk (2020). What are your associations with Upper Silesia? Perspectives for the regions just transition. [Internet]. Slaska Opinia - Online.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Atom: panika moralna zamiast polityki. Kultura Liberalna. ISSN 2081-027X.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Czy populiści mogą pomóc klimatowi? Kultura Liberalna. ISSN 2081-027X. 522(52).
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Jądrowa numerologia. Kultura Liberalna. ISSN 2081-027X. 620(50).
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Just transition in the Upper Silesia coal region.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). The Chernobyl Effect: Anti-nuclear Protest and the Forging of Poland's Democracy .
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Jach, Aleksandra (2020). Buried Sun.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Sutowski, Michal (2020). PIS NIE JEST TU GORSZY OD PO: POLITYCY WCIĄŻ WIERZĄ, ŻE ZMIANA KLIMATU NIE DOTYCZY POLSKI. [Internet]. Krytyka Polityczna.
  • Erdal, Marta Bivand & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). To Vote or Not to Vote? Comparing Polish and Romanian Migrants’ Reflections on External Voting Behaviour and Transnational Political (Dis)engagement.
  • Stanley, Ben & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). If Migrants Chose Governments: A Comparative Analysis of Central Eastern European Diaspora Votes.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Øverland, Indra (2020). Energy Democracy and its Limits.
  • Huber, Robert; Cetkovic, Stefan; Maltby, Tomas & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Is Populism a Challenge to European Energy and Climate Policy? Unpacking the Causal Links and Empirical Evidence.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Claes, Dag Harald (2020). Beyond Security of Demand: Managing Social, Political, and Economic Path Dependence in Oil Exporting Countries.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Do we need to phase out economic growth?
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Making Just Transitions Possible: It's identity, stupid!
  • Winther, Tanja; Standal, Karina; Szulecki, Kacper & Abram, Simone Almond (2020). How to achieve a socially inclusive and just transition to a low-carbon society? Innspill til Kunnskapsdepartementet fra Include-forskere.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Illiberal Remittances. Is Mass Migration and the Demise of the Myth of the West Fueling Populism in CEE? Aspen Review Central Europe. ISSN 1805-6806. 9(1), p. 16–24.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). C. Miedema: Not a Movement of Dissidents. H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften. ISSN 2196-5307.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Kveles protestbevegelsene i Hongkong, har vi alle tapt. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Participant in the panel "PROSUMERS: Challenges and opportunities in the energy transition".
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Participant in Roundtable: The role of energy and infrastructure in reaching social, environmental and economic development.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Conceptualizing EU-diasporas: Legal, political, cultural & technical dimensions of intra-EU migration .
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Stanley, Ben & Erdal, Marta Bivand (2019). Introducing DIASPOlitic.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Understanding the Political Dynamics of Émigré Communities in an Era of European Democratic Backsliding.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Stanley, Ben (2019). Illiberal remittances? Studying the political dynamics and voting patterns of CEE migrants in Western Europe.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Claes, Dag Harald (2019). Towards Decarbonization: Understanding EU Energy Governance. Politics and Governance. ISSN 2183-2463. 7(1), p. 1–5. doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.2029.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Captivated by the metaphor, enchanted by ideas (on Timothy Snyder's "Road to Unfreedom). Eurozine. ISSN 1684-4637.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). EU Energy Policy: Governing Transition .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Poland and Germany: Energy transition and climate policy .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Energy Democracy? Advancing a socio-political perspective on energy transitions.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Norske gullmedaljer? Det skyldes geografien. Og velstanden. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Rike Norge og fattige Paraguay, en oppskrift på lykke? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). The revolving door between politics and dirty energy in Poland: a governmental- industrial complex. In Bartlett Quintanilla, Pamela & Cummins-Tripodi, Patrick (Ed.), Revolving doors and the fossil fuel industry: Time to tackle conflicts of interest in climate policy-making. European Parliament. p. 98–107.
  • Ancygier, Andrzej & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). What is a rational energy policy and who is the judge? Comments on Smyrgała’s “Fukushima and Energiewende”. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy. ISSN 1556-7249. 13(8), p. 357–362. Full text in Research Archive
  • Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Szulecki, Kacper; Banet, Catherine & Rayner, Tim (2018). Black-out concerns against markets: Capacity mechanisms in European electricity markets.
  • Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Szulecki, Kacper; Banet, Catherine; Boasson, Elin Lerum; Wettestad, Jørgen & Bjermeland, Monica (2018). Panel: Utviklingen av støttesystemer for fornybar energi i seks europeiske land.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Misik, Matus (2018). On the complexity of energy policy inquiry. Response to Krzykowski and Krzykowska. Energy Policy. ISSN 0301-4215. 118, p. 106–108. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.019.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Spółdzielnia. Znak. ISSN 0044-488X. 741(2), p. 40–47.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). [Polska] Jana Szyszki bajki o klimacie. Kultura Liberalna. ISSN 2081-027X. 440(24).
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Jaroslaw Kaczynski har introdusert en ny form for maktutøvelse som likner langsom tilberedning av mat, 'slow cooking' – en konservativ revolusjon uten hastverk. VG : Verdens gang. ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Poland: RE policy in a „coal-land” .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Poland’s renewable energy policy mix .
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Explaining national RE policy outcomes: Domestic factors, EU diffusion and technology. The case of Poland .
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Szulecka, Julia (2016). Pocztówki z antropocenu. Znak. ISSN 0044-488X. 70(738).
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). W stronę geopolityki liberalnej. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Pękające granice, roznące mury. Kryzys europejskiego porządku. Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej. ISSN 978-83-940356-5-5. p. 11–48.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Towards a liberal geopolitics. In Szulecki, Kacper (Eds.), Cracking Borders, Rising Walls. The Crisis of the European Order. Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej. ISSN 9788394035662. p. 11–38.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Grubb, Michael (2016). What next for building an EU Energy Union? Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog.
  • Kotnarowski, Michał; Szulecki, Kacper; Burean, Toma; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Iliev, Ivo & Reire, Gunda [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2022). External Voting among Central European Migrants Living in Western Europe. Institutt for fredsforskning.
  • Bertelli, Davide; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Szulecki, Kacper; Cosciug, Anatolie; Kussy, Angelina & Mikiewicz, Gabriella [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Migrant Political Engagement and Voting from Abroad: Insights from Interviews with Polish and Romanian Migrants in Barcelona and Oslo. PRIO. 2021(2021). Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Polish Environmental Movement 1980-2017. (De)legitimization, Politics & Ecological Crises. Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Poland’s renewable energy policy mix: European influence and domestic soap opera. CICERO Senter for klimaforskning. ISSN 0804-452X.

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