British Socio-Political Studies
Research Group

Dr Krzysztof WINKLER

Winkler

 

 

Affiliation: British Socio-Political Studies Research Group BRITANNIA

Contact: winkler.k@op.pl

 

 

MA in Political Science (Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw) defended in 2001. Dissertation on British colonialism prepared under direction of Professor Jan Baszkiewicz. Doctoral thesis on The Role of the Splendid Isolation Doctrine in the British Foreign Policy defended in 2010 (Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw) under the supervision of Professor Wawrzyniec Konarski. Founding member of the British Socio-Political Studies Research Group BRITANNIA, member of the New Zealand Studies Association.

Membership in Research Groups and Societies

  • Since 2013 – member of the Polish Association for European Studies (PTSE).
  • Since July 2012 – member of the New Zealand Studies Association.
  • Since May 2012 – founding member of the Polish British and Commonwealth Studies Association and member of its supervision committee (Polskie Towarzystwo Studiów Brytanicznych).
  • Since 2009 – founding member of the British Socio-Political Studies Research Group BRITANNIA.

Research interests

  • History and present day of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • European integration
  • International security
  • Relations between leading nations of the world (United States, China, Great Britain, France, Germany, India, Italy and Japan)
  • Middle East conflict
  • Commonwealth and its international position
  • Trade and finances in the international economy
  • History of political thought and contemporary political theory, especially in Great Britain

Publications

Selected book chapters:

  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2013. co-authorship with Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, Cezary Piątkowski, “Zjednoczone Królestwo Wielkiej Brytanii i Irlandii Północnej”. [The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland] In “Systemy polityczne państw Unii Europejskiej” [Political System of the EU Member States], edited by Konstanty Adam Wojtaszczyk, Monika Poboży, p. 575–666. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Liber.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2013. „Michał Saakaszwili od rewolucjonisty do prezydenta” [Mikheil Saakashvili: From the Revolutionary to the President] In “Politycy europejscy XXI w.” [European Politicians of the Twenty First Century] edited by Justyna Miecznikowska, p. 285–311. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Mado.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2012. “Struktura władz publicznych” [Institutional framework of governance in the UK], co-authorship with P. Biskup the subchapters: 5. “Struktury władz dewolucyjnych i lokalnych”; 6. “Organy ochrony prawnej” [5. Structure of devolved and local government; 6. The judiciary and ombudsmen] In “System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa” [Political System of the United Kingdom] edited by Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, p. 179–212. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra-JR.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2012. „Gospodarka Brytyjska” [Biritish Economy] co-authorship with Józef Biskup. In “System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa” [Political System of the United Kingom] edited by Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, p. 286–312. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra-JR.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2012. „Polityka zagraniczna Zjednoczonego Królestwa” [Foreing Policy of the United Kingom] In “System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa” [Political System of the United Kingom] edited by Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, p. 261–286 Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra-JR.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2010. „Relacje Zjednoczonego Królestwa ze Wspólnotą Narodów (Commonwealth of Nations) i państwami Azji Południowej i Wschodniej po wyborach parlamentarnych w 2010 roku” [UK Relationships with the Commonwealth and Southern- and Eastern-Asia Countries after the 2010 General Elections]. In Zjednoczone Królestwo po wyborach parlamentarnych w 2010. Analiza wybranych problemów [British Politics after the General Election 2010: Analysis of Selected Problems] edited by Franciszek. Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, Wojciech Lewandowski, p. 171–187. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra-JR.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2010. „Polityka zagraniczna Zjednoczonego Królestwa oraz stosunki ze Wspólnotą Narodów pod rządami Partii Pracy” [Foreign Policy of the United Kingdom and Relationships with Commonwealth under the Rule of Labour Party] In "Era Blaira i Browna, Wybrane problemy polityczne rządów Partii Pracy w Zjednoczonym Królestwie 1997–2010” [Blair’s and Brown’s Era: Selected Political Problems of Labour Government in the United Kingdom 1997–2010] edited by Franciszek Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, p. 171–187. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra-JR.
  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2009. „Dewolucja w Wielkiej Brytanii – pomiędzy systemem unitarnym a federalnym” [Devolution in Great Britain – Between Unitary and Federal System] In „Polityka gospodarcza, społeczna i ekologiczna w dobie kryzysu światowego” [Economy, Social and Ecology Policy During the Time of Word Crisis] edited by Marian Malicki, Svitlana Bilan, p. 58–80. Szczecin–Kijów: Print Group Daniel Krzanowski.

Selected papers published in academic journals:

  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2010. „Brytyjska Partia Konserwatywna na początku XXI w.” [British Conservative Party at the Beginning of the 21st Century]. "Studia Politologiczne 3", p. 187–207.

Published book reviews:

  • Winkler, Krzysztof. 2014. Review of “Diplomatic Ladies: New Zealand’s Unsung Envoys” by Joanna Woods, Dunedin: Otago University Press 2013, ISBN 978-1-877578-30-4, “Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies”, Volume 2.3.

Other experience

Research grants funded by the Ministry of Science and the National Science Centre:

Research projects funded by the University of Warsaw:

  • 20122014 – team member: Euroscepticism in Europe (Eurosceptycyzm w Europie – wybrane aspekty).
  • 20112013 – team member: Methodology in British and Commonwealth Studies (Studia Brytyjskie – aspekty metodologiczne).
  • 20112012 – team member: British Politics, set within the framework of the programme on Modernisation of political systems in the EU Member States (Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, UW). Final result: Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, eds. 2012. System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa [Political System of the United Kingdom]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.
  • 2011 – team member: UK General Election 2010. Final result: Franciszek Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, Wojciech Lewandowski, eds. 2011. Polityka brytyjska po wyborach parlamentarnych 2010. Analiza wybranych problemów [British Politics after the General Election 2010: Analysis of Selected Problems]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.
  • 2010 – team member: Thirteen Years of Labour Government in the United Kingdom: An Appraisal. Final result: Franciszek Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, eds. 2010. Era Blaira i Browna. Wybrane problemy polityczne rządów Partii Pracy w Zjednoczonym Królestwie 19972010. [Blair’s and Brown’s Era. Select Political Problems of Labour Government in the United Kingdom 19972010]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.

Select conference presentations:

  • The role of Wales in the devolved UK: What future for the devolution on the Scottish pattern?, Celtic Puzzles: Social Politics of Wales Conference, Institute of Political and European Studies (University of Szczecin/Poland), English Department (University of Szczecin/Poland) in co-operation with: Institute of European Studies (University of Warsaw/Poland) and Research Unit for Minority Languages, University of Leipzig/Germany (Szczecin, 0406.11.2014).
  • Economic Aspects of the Scottish Independence Referendum, Scotland and Europe II Conference, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw (Kazimierz Dolny, 1517.10.2014).
  • New Zealand and Australia: Commonwealth and Contemporary Economic and Defence Links, 19th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: New Zealand and the South Pacific, New Zealand Studies Association and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Nijmegen, 2729.06.2013).
  • Influence of Thatcherism on democratic transformation in Poland, Polish and British Politics 2013: The Challenges and Opposition to the European Integration Workshop, British Socio-Political Studies Research Group BRITANNIA and the Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw (Warszawa, 24.05.2013).
  • Wielka Brytania pomiędzy Unią Europejską a Azją i Commonwealthem (Great Britain Between Euroepan Union and Asia, and Commonwealth), presentation within panel 90: British Policy and process of European Integration, The Second National Political Science Congress: Poland, Europe and Challenges of Modern World, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Polish Political Science Association (PTNP) (Poznań, 1921.09.2012).
  • Challenges for New Zealand and the European Union amid the Growing Importance of East Asia, 18th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: New Zealand and Europe: Borders, Nations, Identities, New Zealand Studies Association and the Department of Politics, University of Gdansk (Gdansk, 68.07.2012).
  • Relacja pomiędzy państwami Wspólnoty Narodów według Statutu westminsterskiego (Relationship Between Commonwealth States According to the Westminster Statute) Conference Konstytucjonalizm w państwach anglosaskich (Constitutionalism in Anglo-Saxon Countries), Institute of Political Science and International Realtionships Jagiellonian University and Department of Constitutionalism and States System Jagiellonian University, (Kraków 2425.05.2012).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee as demonstration of Commonwealth Unity, State of the Union 2012: UK’s European Policy in the Time of Crisis, Department of European Studies, University of Warsaw and the Research Group BRITANNIA (Warszawa, 18.05.2012).
  • British Monarchy and the Contemporary British Political Identity, British Politics 2011: A New Opening? Workshop; Department of European Studies and the Research Group BRITANNIA (Warszawa, 20.06.2011).
  • Security and International Cooperation in the Beginning of the Twenty First Century, Bellona quarterly conference Challenges for the safety Europe in Twenty First Century, 05.04.2011 Warsaw.
  • Relacje Zjednoczonego Królestwa ze Wspólnotą Narodów (Commonwealth of Nations) i państwami Azji Południowej i Wschodniej po wyborach parlamentarnych w 2010 roku (United Kingdom Realtionships with Commonwealth and Southern and Eastern Asia Countries after the 2010 General Elections), The Second National British Studies Conference: The United Kingdom after the General Election 2010 (Zjednoczone Królestwo po wyborach parlamentarnych 2010), Research Group Britannia, the Department of European Studies, and the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw (Warszawa, 1516.09.2010).
  • Dewolucja w Wielkiej Brytanii – pomiędzy systemem unitarnym a federalnymi (Devolution in Great Britain – Between Federal and Unitary System), Od Thatcher do Blaira. Wielka Brytania na przełomie XX i XXI wieku (From Thatcher to Blair: Britain at the Turn of 20th and 21st Cetrury), Institute of Political Science and European Studies, University of Szczecin (Szczecin, 27-29.10.2009).
  • Brytyjska Partia Konserwatywna wobec wyzwań XXI w. (British Conservative Party on the Beginning of the Twenty Frost Century|), scientific conference pt. Prawica w Polsce i Europie w XXI w. (Right in Poland and Europe in the Twenty First Century) Institute of Political Science University of Warmia and Mazury and European Institute of OWSIiZ im. T. Kotarbińskiego in Olsztyn, Olsztyn (29–30.05.2008 r.).

Organisation of conferences:

Panel proposing and chairing:

  • Panel chairing: Course and results of elections campaign from the national perspective: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, British Politics 2011: A New Opening?; Research Group Britannia, the Department of European Studies, and the Institute of Political Science (Warszawa, 20.06.2011).

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