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dr hab. Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, prof. UJ

dr hab. Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, prof. UJ

Associate Professor of Political Philosophy

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Vice-Dean for Research and International Co-operation


Address: Reymonta 4 st., room 416.


Academic interests and areas of supervision

  • Political philosophy
  • Early modern republicanism and neo-republicanism
  • Polish political thought of the 16th century
  • Theories of democracy and civil society
  • Civil society in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Political education
  • Early modern parliamentary culture


Current international research projects:

2021-2023 Recovering Europe's Parliamentary Culture, ca. 1500-1700: A New Comparative Approach to Political Assemblies in the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania and the Kingdoms of the British Isles. Principal investigator. Project funded by the JU Excellence Initiative. Research University. Partners:

Paulina Kewes (co-I, Jesus College, Oxford), Robert Frost (University of Aberdeen), Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College, Dublin), Paul Seward (History of Parliament Trust), Tracey Sawerby (Europaeum, University of Oxford), Uladzimir Padalinski (State University of Minsk).

2019-2024 –The Conditions of Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe Thirty Years After: A Comparative Perspective. Principal investigator. Project funded by the National Science Centre. Partners: Prof. Patrice McMahon (University of Nebraska Lincoln), Prof. Lisa Sundstrom (University of British Columbia), Prof. Paula Pickering (William and Mary College), Prof. Paulina Pospieszna prof. UAM (Adama Mickiewicza University in Poznań).

Selected publications

  1. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, A. Samonek, 'Measuring Civil Society: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe'. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2023.
  2. P. Kewes, S. Gunn, D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, P. Seaward, T. Sowerby, ‘Early modern parliamentary studies: Overview and new perspectives’. History Compass, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2023, pp. 1-16.
  3. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Rethinking Theoretical Approaches to Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards a Dynamic Model’, East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 36, issue 4, 2022, pp. 1335-1354.
  4. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, P. McMahon (guest editors), Special Section: ‘Civic Activism Thirty Years After: The Changing Realities of Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe’, East European Politics and Societies & Cultures, Vol. 36, issue 4, 2022.
  5. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, P. McMahon, 'Civic Activism in Central and Eastern Europe Thirty Years after the Demise of Communism', East European Politics and Societies & Cultures, Vol. 36, issue 4, 2022, pp. 1315-1334.
  6. P. Pospieszna, D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Responses of Polish NGOs Engaged in Democracy Promotion to Shrinking Civic Space’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2022
  7. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, 'English Taught Degree Programs and the Internationalization of Political Science in Poland', PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 55, issue 3, 2022,
  8. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, Polish Republican Discourse in the Sixteenth Century, Cambridge University Press (Ideas in Context), Cambridge, 2020;
  9. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Political (self-)education and the neo-republican perspective’, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2020.
  10. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Post-communism and the Second Birth of Capitalism’, Tocqueville Review /La revue Tocqueville, Vol. 40, Issue 2, 2019.
  11. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Normative Political Theory’, Teoria Polityki, No. 1, 2017, pp. 173-185.
  12. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, Civil Society, Democracy and Democratization. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2016.
  13. Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves (ed.), ‘The Jagiellonian Idea: Past and Present’, Politeja, No. 51, 2017.
  14. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Civic and institutional dimensions of democratization in Ukraine: the role of civic unity’, Studia Politologica Ucraino-Polona, Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 102-110.
  15. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Neorepublikańska filozofia publiczna i model demokracji’ (Neorepublican public philosophy and the model of democracy), Etyka, Vol. 48, 2014, pp. 120-138.
  16. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, Ład rzeczypospolitej. Polska myśl polityczna XVI wieku a klasyczna tradycja republikańska, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012, 465 s.
  17. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, Idea społeczeństwa obywatelskiego. Współczesna debata i jej źródła, Monografie Fundacji na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego 2004. Drugie wydanie: 2012, Wydawnictwo UMK.
  18. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves and M. Kułakowska (eds.), Studia nad wielokulturowością (Studies on Multiculturalism), Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2010, 486 pages.
  19. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves (ed.), Pytania Współczesnej filozofii polityki (Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy), Jagiellonian University Press, 2008.
  20. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, Weak Civic Engagement? Post-Communist Participation and Democratic Consolidation, Polish Sociological Review, 2008, No. 1 (161), pp. 73-89.
  21. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Corruption and Democratization: A Civic Republican View’, Acta Politica, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2006 pp. 370-389.
  22. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘Deliberative Democracy and Citizenship’, Polish Political Science. Yearbook, 2006, Vol. XXXV, pp. 43-64.
  23. D. Pietrzyk-Reeves, ‘From Schumpeter to the Ideal of Participation: A Few Questions for Radical Democrats’, Politeja, No. 2(4) 2005, pp. 379-396.
  24. D. I. Pietrzyk, ‘Democracy or Civil Society?’, Politics, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2003, pp. 38-45.