Jan-Werner Müller

Jan-Werner Müller is professor of politics at Princeton University, where he also directs the History of Political Thought Project. Research for this essay was mostly conducted while he was a nonresident fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe (2011).

April 2013, Volume 24, Issue 2

Defending Democracy Within the EU

Should Brussels intervene to protect democracy within EU member states? Does Europe have the tools it would need to do so effectively? Recent developments in Hungary and Romania show the importance of addressing these questions sooner rather than later.