Kacper Szulecki

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Faglige interesser

  • 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



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


  • 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)


Emneord: Internasjonal politikk, Energipolitikk, Klimapolitikk, Miljø, Offentlig politikk


  • Huber, Robert; Maltby, Tomas; Szulecki, Kacper & Cetkovic, Stefan (2021). Is populism a challenge to European energy and climate policy? Empirical evidence across varieties of populism. Journal of European Public Policy.  ISSN 1350-1763. . doi: 10.1080/13501763.2021.1918214 Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Bertelli, Davide; Cosciug, Anatolie; Kussy, Angelina; Mikiewicz, Gabriella & Tulbure, Corina (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
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Cosciug, Anatolie; Kussy, Angelina; Mikiewicz, Gabriella & Tulbure, Corina (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 Vis sammendrag
  • 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
  • Etkind, Alexander; Szulecki, Kacper & Yablokov, Ilya (2020). Petroleum Conspiracies: How Russian Policymakers Seek Meaning in Oil Price Volatility, In Andrei Belyi (ed.),  Beyond Market Assumptions: Oil Price as a Global Institution.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-030-29088-7.  chapter 8.  s 79-102
  • 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, s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101768 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • 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 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • 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), s 92- 104 . doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.1791 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Between domestic politics and ecological crises: (De)legitimization of Polish environmentalism. Environmental Politics.  ISSN 0964-4016.  s 1- 30 . doi: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1674541 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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, s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111066 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Silvast, Antti; Bolton, Ronan; Lagendijk, Vincent & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Crossing Borders: Social Sciences and Humanities Perspectives on European Energy Systems Integration, In Chris Foulds & Rosie Robinson (ed.),  Advancing Energy Policy. Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Palgrave Pivot.  ISBN 978-3-319-99096-5.  Chapter 7.  s 97 - 110
  • Hancock, Kathleen; Palestini, Stefano & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). The Politics of Energy Regionalism, In Kathleen Hancock & Juliann Allison (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190861360.  8.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Truth in the Time of Infowars: Moral Politics and Conscience. East European Politics and Societies.  ISSN 0888-3254.  32(2), s 320- 327 . doi: 10.1177/0888325417742494 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Heinrich, Andreas & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Energy Securitisation: Applying the Copenhagen School’s Framework to Energy, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  2.  s 33 - 59
  • Judge, Andrew; Maltby, Tomas & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Energy Securitisation: Avenues for Future Research, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  6.  s 149 - 173
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Conceptualizing energy democracy. Environmental Politics.  ISSN 0964-4016.  27(1), s 21- 41 . doi: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1387294 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Conclusion, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  Conclusion.  s 333 - 337
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). The Multiple Faces of Energy Security: An Introduction, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  1.  s 1 - 29
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Kusznir, Julia (2017). Energy Security and Energy Transition: Securitisation in the Electricity Sector, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  5.  s 117 - 148
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Westphal, Kirsten (2017). Taking Security Seriously in EU Energy Governance: Crimean Shock and the Energy Union, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  7.  s 177 - 202
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Jak je obtížné žít v pravdě, I: Jiří Suk & Kristina Andělová (red.),  Jednoho dne se v našem zelináři cosi vzbouří. Eseje o Moci bezmocných.  Institute for Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.  ISBN 978-80-7285-200-0.  chapter.  s 109 - 117
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Von Czarnobyl zu Żarnobyl: Die Auswirkungen Tschernobyls auf die grüne Opposition in Polen, I: Melanie Arndt (red.),  Politik und Gesellschaft nach Tschernobyl. (Ost-)Europäische Perspektiven.  Ch. Links Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-86153-890-5.  Chapter 1.  s 26 - 52
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Fischer, Severin; Gullberg, Anne Therese & Sartor, Oliver (2016). Shaping the ‘Energy Union': between national positions and governance innovation in EU energy and climate policy. Climate Policy.  ISSN 1469-3062.  16(5), s 548- 567 . doi: 10.1080/14693062.2015.1135100 Vis sammendrag
  • Falkenhayner, Nicole; Langenohl, Andreas; Scheu, Johannes; Schweitzer, Doris & Szulecki, Kacper (2015). Idioms of Stability and Destabilization. Introducing the Concept of ›Idiom‹ to the Epistemology of Social Analysis, In Nicole Falkenhayner; Andreas Langenohl; Johannes Scheu; Doris Schweitzer & Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Rethinking Order. Idioms of Stability and Destabilization..  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-2472-4.  1.  s 9 - 30
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2015). Heretical geopolitics of Central Europe. Dissidents intellectuals and an alternative European order. Geoforum.  ISSN 0016-7185.  65, s 25- 36 . doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.07.008
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2015). Order of the Orderless. Dissident Identity between De-Stabilization and Re-Stabilization, In Nicole Falkenhayner; Andreas Langenohl; Johannes Scheu; Doris Schweitzer & Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Rethinking Order. Idioms of Stability and Destabilization..  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-2472-4.  Chapter 6.  s 105 - 124
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2015). Renewable Energy, In Philipp Pattberg & Fariborz Zelli (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 78254 578 1.  Chapter 53.  s 416 - 422

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  • Borewicz, Tomasz; Szulecki, Kacper & Waluszko, Janusz (2019). „Bez atomu w naszym domu”. Protesty antyatomowe w Polsce po 1985 roku. Europejskie Centrum Solidarnosci.  ISBN 978-83-62853-95-3.  264 s.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Dissidents in Communist Central Europe. Human Rights and the Emergence of New Transnational Actors. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-030-22612-1.  242 s.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (ed.) (2017). Energy Security in Europe. Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-64964-1.  366 s.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (ed.) (2016). Cracking Borders, Rising Walls. The Crisis of the European Order. Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej.  ISBN 9788394035662.  212 s.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (red.) (2016). Pękające granice, roznące mury. Kryzys europejskiego porządku. Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej.  ISBN 978-83-940356-5-5.  229 s.
  • Falkenhayner, Nicole; Langenohl, Andreas; Scheu, Johannes; Schweitzer, Doris & Szulecki, Kacper (ed.) (2015). Rethinking Order. Idioms of Stability and Destabilization.. Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-2472-4.  226 s. Vis sammendrag

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  • Szulecki, Kacper (2021). Are populists a threat to climate action?.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stanley, Ben & Szulecki, Kacper (2020). If Migrants Chose Governments: A Comparative Analysis of Central Eastern European Diaspora Votes.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Atom: panika moralna zamiast polityki. Kultura Liberalna.  ISSN 2081-027X.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). C. Miedema: Not a Movement of Dissidents. H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften.  ISSN 2196-5307. . doi: https://www.hsozkult.de/review/id/reb-28700?title=c-miedema-not-a-movement-of-dissidents&recno=6&language=en&q=&sort=&fq=&total=16733
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Conspiracy theories and the energy transition: Russian oil conspiracies, the blackout myth, and Governance through fear.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Czy musimy zatrzymać wzrost?.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Czy populiści mogą pomóc klimatowi?. Kultura Liberalna.  ISSN 2081-027X.  522(52)
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Europe’s greenest Commission ever faces an unprecedented challenge as the clock ticks. Dahrendorf Forum.
  • 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), s 16- 24 Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Jądrowa numerologia. Kultura Liberalna.  ISSN 2081-027X.  620(50)
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Making Just Transitions Possible: It's identity, stupid!.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Poland: Developing renewables in a land of coal.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). Sprawiedliwa transformacja Gornego Slaska.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). The Chernobyl Effect - Anti-nuclear Protest and the Forging of Poland's Democracy 1986-1990. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). The Chernobyl Effect: Anti-nuclear Protest and the Forging of Poland's Democracy.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2020). The Spaces for Freedom: Pandemic, the Climate Crisis and a Green Liberalism for the 21st century. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Bialas, Patryk (2020, 01. desember). [Podcast] Z czym kojarzy się Górny Śląsk? O transformacji regionu. [Internett].  Slaska Opinia - Online. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Claes, Dag Harald (2020). Beyond Security of Demand: Managing Social, Political, and Economic Path Dependence in Oil Exporting Countries.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Jach, Aleksandra (2020). Buried Sun.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Sutowski, Michal (2020, 07. september). PIS NIE JEST TU GORSZY OD PO: POLITYCY WCIĄŻ WIERZĄ, ŻE ZMIANA KLIMATU NIE DOTYCZY POLSKI. [Internett].  Krytyka Polityczna. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Øverland, Indra (2020). Energy Democracy and its Limits.
  • 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. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Conceptualizing EU-diasporas: Legal, political, cultural & technical dimensions of intra-EU migration.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Kveles protestbevegelsene i Hongkong, har vi alle tapt. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Participant in Roundtable: The role of energy and infrastructure in reaching social, environmental and economic development.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Participant in the panel "PROSUMERS: Challenges and opportunities in the energy transition".
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Understanding the Political Dynamics of Émigré Communities in an Era of European Democratic Backsliding.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Claes, Dag Harald (2019). Towards Decarbonization: Understanding EU Energy Governance. Politics and Governance.  ISSN 2183-2463.  7(1), s 1- 5 . doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.2029
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Stanley, Ben (2019). Illiberal remittances? Studying the political dynamics and voting patterns of CEE migrants in Western Europe. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Stanley, Ben & Erdal, Marta Bivand (2019). Introducing DIASPOlitic.
  • 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), s 357- 362 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • 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.
  • Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Szulecki, Kacper; Banet, Catherine & Rayner, Tim (2018). Black-out concerns against markets: Capacity mechanisms in European electricity markets.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Rike Norge og fattige Paraguay, en oppskrift på lykke?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • 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). 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.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Poland and Germany: Energy transition and climate policy.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018). The revolving door between politics and dirty energy in Poland: a governmental- industrial complex, In Pamela Bartlett Quintanilla & Patrick Cummins-Tripodi (ed.),  Revolving doors and the fossil fuel industry: Time to tackle conflicts of interest in climate policy-making.  European Parliament.  Chapter 8.  s 98 - 107
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Misik, Matus (2018). On the complexity of energy policy inquiry. Response to Krzykowski and Krzykowska. Energy Policy.  ISSN 0301-4215.  118, s 106- 108 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.019
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Polish Environmental Movement 1980-2017. (De)legitimization, Politics & Ecological Crises.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). [Polska] Jana Szyszki bajki o klimacie. Kultura Liberalna.  ISSN 2081-027X.  440(24)
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Spółdzielnia. Znak.  ISSN 0044-488X.  741(2), s 40- 47
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Explaining national RE policy outcomes: Domestic factors, EU diffusion and technology. The case of Poland.
  • 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.  s 38
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Poland: RE policy in a „coal-land”.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Poland’s renewable energy policy mix.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (ed.) (2017). Poland’s renewable energy policy mix: European influence and domestic soap opera. Working paper / CICERO, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo. 2017:01. Vis sammendrag
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Creating energy regions.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Democratic energy: socio-political implications of decarbonization.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). European energy governance and decarbonization policy: learning from the 2020 strategy. Climate Policy.  ISSN 1469-3062.  16(5), s 543- 547 . doi: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1181599
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Kacířská geopolitika. Listy - Dvouměsíčník pro kulturu a dialog.  ISSN 1210-1222.  46(2), s 61- 69
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Securitized energy or energy security? Copenhagen School meets energy studies” at the international conference.
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). Towards a liberal geopolitics, In Kacper Szulecki (ed.),  Cracking Borders, Rising Walls. The Crisis of the European Order.  Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej.  ISBN 9788394035662.  Introductory chapter.  s 11 - 38
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). W stronę geopolityki liberalnej, I: Kacper Szulecki (red.),  Pękające granice, roznące mury. Kryzys europejskiego porządku.  Biblioteka Kultury Liberalnej.  ISBN 978-83-940356-5-5.  Introductory chapter.  s 11 - 48
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2016). When energy becomes security: Copenhagen School meets energy studies.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Ancygier, Andrzej (2016). Die polnische Energie- und Klimapolitik in der Verantwortung von PiS. Polen-Analysen.  ISSN 1863-9712.  175(2), s 2- 10
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Grubb, Michael (2016). What next for building an EU Energy Union?. Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog. . doi: https://climatestrategies.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/what-next-for-building-an-eu-energy-union/
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Heinrich, Andreas; Lis, Aleksandra; Smith Stegen, Karen & Kusznir, Julia (2016). Auf dem Weg zu einer gemeinsamen EU-Energiepolitik? Debatten über Energiesicherheit in Polen und Deutschland. Polen-Analysen.  ISSN 1863-9712.  190(11), s 2- 9
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Lis, Aleksandra; Heinrich, Andreas; Smith Stegen, Karen & Kusznir, Julia (2016). Towards a common EU energy policy? Debates on energy security in Poland and Germany. ESPRi Policy Papers.  (2)
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Szulecka, Julia (2016). Pocztówki z antropocenu. Znak.  ISSN 0044-488X.  70(738)
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2015). Renesans czy zmierzch atomu? Analiza światowych i europejskich trendów oraz ich znaczenia dla polskiego programu jądrowego.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Ancygier, Andrzej (2015). The new Polish government’s energy policy: expect more State, less market. Energy Post.
  • Szulecki, Kacper; Ancygier, Andrzej & Szwed, Dariusz (2015). Energy democratization? Societal aspects of de-carbonization in the German and Polish energy sectors. Vis sammendrag

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Publisert 13. aug. 2014 10:10 - Sist endret 7. okt. 2020 15:44