British Socio-Political Studies
Research Group

Influence of Devolution on United Kingdom’s European Policy


Ministry of Science and Higher Education Research Grant No. N N116 712540
Chair of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw
Project duration: April 2010–April 2014

Research team:

Professor Franciszek Gołembski – Project Manager
Dr Przemysław Biskup
Dr Małgorzata Kaczorowska
Dr Wojciech Lewandowski
Dr Krzysztof Winkler

Primary aim of the research project on the Influence of Devolution on United Kingdom’s European Policy: From Imperial to Post-Imperial Solutions is to asses the contemporary and historical influence of decentralisation processes of the devolutionary model on the United Kingdom’s European policy.

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Influence of British Political Identity on United Kingdom’s Participation in European Integration Projects


Ministry of Science and Higher Education Research Grant No. N N116 434237
Chair of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw
Project duration: October 2009–October 2012
Project manager: Dr Przemysław Biskup

The research project on the Influence of British Political Identity on United Kingdom’s Participation in European Integration Projects is devoted to analysis of the attitude of the United Kingdom to the process of European integration from a point of view of the British political identity and the permanent British commitment, on one hand, into international relations in the continent of Europe; and, on the other hand, into the politics of the historical Empire and the present Commonwealth.

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Methodological Aspects of the British Studies


Statutory Research Grant

Chair of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw
Project duration: March 2011–March 2013

Research team:

Professor Franciszek Gołembski (Chair of European Studies, University of Warsaw)
Dr Przemysław Biskup (Chair of European Studies, University of Warsaw) – manager
Dr Małgorzata Kaczorowska (Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw)
Dr Wojciech Lewandowski (Chair of European Studies, University of Warsaw)
Dr Krzysztof Winkler (Research Group BRITANNIA)
Jaroslaw Szczepanski M.A. (Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw)

Studies devoted to individual regions, in Europe or in other corners of the world, are gaining an increasing importance within the domain of social sciences. This is due, among others, to an ever closer regional cooperation and inter-, trans- and supranational integration. Such studies often lack, however, well defined methodological identity. The primary purpose of the presented project is to analyse the research theories, methods and techniques within the social sciences in order to, first, identify and further develop the ones which are the most useful in the domain of British Studies and, secondly, to propose new solutions to the problems which are specific and unique to the British Studies.

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