Jozef Bátora

Professor at the Department of Political Science

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+ 421 908 253 475

Jozef Bátora is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2006). Previously he was associate professor at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at Comenius University (2009 – 2015), Fulbright visiting professor at The Europe Center, FSI, Stanford University (2013),  research fellow at the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2006 – 2009), senior researcher at ARENA – Centre of European Studies at the University of Oslo (2006), and visiting scholar at Scancor, Stanford University (2003 – 2004). His research interests include organization theory, diplomacy, EU foreign policy, changes in the transatlantic security architecture and the role of institutions in political life. Bátora’s work was published in a number of peer reviewed journals including Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Relations and Journal of International Relations and Development. He is the author of Foreign Ministries and the Information Revolution: Going Virtual? (Brill / Martinus Nijhoff 2008) and co-editor, Culture and External Relations: Europe and Beyond (Ashgate, 2011, with Monika Mokre) and The Governance of Small States in Turbulent Times (Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2012, with Harald Baldersheim), Fringe Players and the Diplomatic Order: New Heteronomy (Palgrave 2014, with Nik Hynek) and The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post-Westphalia (Palgrave, 2015, with David Spence). In 2012-2015 he was the Coordinating Editor of Journal of International Relations and Development.  

Selected publications

  • Bátora, Jozef. 2005. “Does the European Union Transform the Institution of Diplomacy?”. Journal of European Public Policy, 12(1): 44-66
  • Spence, David and Bátora, Jozef (eds.). 2015. The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post-Westphalia. London: Palgrave
  • Bátora, Jozef and Nik Hynek. 2014. Fringe Players and the Diplomatic Order: The ‘New’ Heteronomy. London: Palgrave
  • Bátora, Jozef. 2013. “The ‘Mitrailleuse Effect’: The EEAS as an Interstitial Organization and the Dynamics of Innovation in Diplomacy”. Journal of Common Market Studies. 51(4): 598-613
  • Bátora, Jozef and Monika Mokre. (eds). 2011. Culture and External Relations: Europe and Beyond. Aldrshot: Ashgate