Jan-Werner Mueller's research interests include the history of modern political thought, liberalism and its critics, nationalism, and the normative dimensions of European integration.
He is the author of A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought (Yale University Press, 2003; German, French, Japanese, and Chinese translations) and Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity (Yale University Press, 2000). In addition, he has edited German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic (Palgrave, 2003) and Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past (Cambridge UP, 2002). His book Constitutional Patriotism is published by Princeton UP in 2007.
He has been a fellow at the Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, the Remarque Institute, NYU. and the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence; he has also taught as a visiting professor at the EHESS, Paris. He serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Political Theory, the Journal of Contemporary History, and Raison Publique: Revue Internationale de Philosophie Pratique et Appliquée.
Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice and the Forum on Contemporary Europe at Stanford