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In 2014, the Sydney Democracy Network was delighted to host as distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Jan Zielonka. While in Sydney, Professor Zielonka was working on a project which looks at the subject of cross-border chains of power and the political task of re-imagining democracy in the fast-changing circumstances of the 21st century. Jan is currently Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and a Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College. His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. He teaches European Politics and Society in Oxford and directs a large international project funded by the European Research Council on the Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. He has produced seventeen books, including five single-authored monographs, and more than a hundred articles and chapters in the field of Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory. His current work analyses the politics of European integration and disintegration. His latest book is entitled Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union (Oxford University Press, 2006).