Patrick Nitzschner

Doctoral Student, affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science


  • Critical Theory, democratic theory


Patrick Nitzschner’s dissertation project engages with the concept and practice of democratic defence in Europe and beyond. Its perspective is informed by the experiences of Critical Theorists in US-American exile and their subsequent interventions into German politics after the Institute for Social Research returned to Frankfurt. Simultaneously, Patrick’s work engages with notions of criticality in epistemology and methodology in Political Science. He has previously worked on post-positivism as an anti-traditionalist tradition in IR and on the concept of Europe in Historical International Relations.

Recent research outputs

Benjamin Herborth & Patrick Nitzschner, 2020, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook of Historical International Relations. De Carvalho, B., Costa López, J. & Leira, H. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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