Karel B. Müller, born in 1972 in the Czech Republic, is an associate professor and Head of Department of Politics at the University of Economics in Prague. He focuses on the theory of civil society, democracy, political culture and identities, public sphere and the Europeanization.

2018 Professor in Political Science, University of Economics in Prague
2007 Associate Professor, University of Economics in Prague
2002 PhD in Political Science, Charles University in Prague
1996 MA in Philosophy, Charles University in Prague

Professional experience
CEVRO Institute (2020 – presence)
University of Economics in Prague, Head of Political Science Department (2015 – 2020)
University of Economics in Prague (1999 – presence)
Metropolitan University in Prague (2002 – 2017)
New York University in Prague (2005 – 2014)
The University of Nottingham, UK (2004 – 2005)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities (2002 – 2008)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences (1999 – 2004)

Current lectures
Civil Society and Global Contexts; Introduction to Political Sociology; European Civil Society and Public Sphere; Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability of Liberal Democracy, Local and Regional Politics

Membership in academic organisations and boards
International Political Science Association (member 2016 – presence)
American Political Science Association (member 2003 – presence)
Czech Political Science Association (member 1999 – presence, from 2015 in executive committee)
Research Board of the Charles University (member 2018 – presence)
Research Board of the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague (member 2017 – 2020)
Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (member of the Evaluation Panel for Law and the Political Science (member 2009 – 2013)
Grant Committee at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague (member 2009 – 2017)
Editorial Circle of the Czech Political Science Revue (member 2017 – presence)
Central European Journal of International & Security Studies (member of the International Advisory Board 2007 – presence)
Editorial Board of GRANTIS – Journal of Nongovernmental Sector (member 2002 – 2007)
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Supervisory Board of the PDH Programme Studies of Civil Sector (member 2012 – presence)
Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague, Supervisory Board of PHD Programme in Political Science (member 2007 – presence)

Research projects
2017 – 2019: Active Borders as a Source of the Europeanization of Public Sphere (head of the research team, 2.4 million CZK, Grant Agency of the CZR (GACR)
2014 – 2016: Local Political Elites as Key Actors of Democratisation (head of the research team, 1.6 million CZK), Grant Agency of the CZR (GACR)
2007 – 2013: Governance in Globalised Society and Economy (member of the research team), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, CZR
2006 – 2008: Transparency of Financing in the Nongovernmental Sector in the CZR (member of the research team), Ministry of Interior, CZR
2005 – 2009: Civil Society and New Forms of Governance, Network of Excellence (member of the research team)

The University of Economics in Prague Rector’s Award for Prestigious Publication (in 2010)
The Faculty of International Relations Awards, VŠE Prague (in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010)
Eduard Beneš Award for a Distinguished Sociological Contribution (in 2002)

Most significant publications
MÜLLER, Karel B. Active Borders and Transnationalization of the Public Sphere in Europe: Examining Territorial and Symbolic Borders as a Source of Democratic Integration, Positive Identity, and Civic Learning. Alternatives. 2018, vol. 43, no. 3, p. 119–136. [IF a AIS 2017: 0.321 | 0.411] [SJR 2017: 0.351]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Češi, občanská společnost a evropské výzvy. Mezi nacionalismem a liberalismem aneb Od etnické exkluze k aktivní hranici [Czechs, Civil Society and European Challenges]. Praha: Stanislav Juhaňák – Triton, 2016. 294 p. Text in Czech. ISBN 978-80-7387-865-8.
MÜLLER, Karel B. European Civil Society’s Conundrum. Public Spheres, Identities and the Challenge of Politicisation. Central European Journal of International & Security Studies, 2014, no. 1, p. 30–53. ISSN 1802-548X. [SJR 2013: 0.101]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Evropská občanská společnost a taylorovská inspirace. Veřejné sféry a identity v proměnách evropeizace [European civil society and Taylor’s inspiration]. Filosofický časopis, 2014, vol. 62, no. 2, p. 217–235. Text in Czech. ISSN 0015-1831. [Impact Factor 2013: 0.000] [SJR 2013: 0.100]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Politická sociologie. Politika a identita v proměnách modernity [Political Sociology. Politics and Identity in Transforming Modernity]. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012. 270 p. Text in Czech. ISBN 978-80-7380-394-0.
MÜLLER, Karel B., SKOVAJSA, Marek. From Reflections on Post-Communism to Perspectives on Europeanization: Democracy and Civil Society in Central Europe. International Political Science Review, 2009, vol. 30, no. 5, p. 501–517. ISSN 0192-5121.[Impact Factor 2009: 0.592] [SJR 2009: 0.627]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Evropa a občanská společnost. Projekt evropské identity [Europe and Civil Society]. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2008. 238 p. Text in Czech. ISBN 978-80-86429-84-7.
MÜLLER, Karel B. Search for a European Identity – Psycho-Sociological Perspective (An Attempt at Agency Approach). Central European Journal of International & Security Studies, 2007, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 100–112. ISSN 1802-548X.
MÜLLER, Karel B. The Civil Society-State Relationship in Contemporary Discourse: A Complementary Account from Giddens Perspective. The British Journal of Politics & International Relations, 2006, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 311–330. ISSN 1369-1481. [IF a AIS 2019: 2.539 | 0.954] [SJR 2006: 0.428]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Koncept občanské společnosti: pokus o komplementární přístup. Tocquevillovské dědictví a giddensovská perspektiva [The Civil Society Concept: An Attempt at a Complementary Approach. Tocquevilles Legacy and Giddens Perspective]. Sociologický časopis, 2003, vol. 39, no. 5, p. 607–624. Text in Czech. ISSN 0038-0288. [Impact Factor 2003: 0.063] [SJR 2003: 0.100]
MÜLLER, Karel B. Češi a občanská společnost [Czechs and Civil Society]. Praha: TRITON, 2003. 271 p. Filosofická setkávání 26. Text in Czech. ISBN 80-7254-387-3.