Marius Ostrowski was born in Frankfurt in 1988. He is an Examination Fellow in Politics at All Souls College, Lecturer in Politics at Magdalen College, and doctoral student in political theory at the Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford. His primary research is on state failure and the legitimacy of political institutions in contemporary Europe, and his current project is examining the 2011 England Riots as an instance of radical political protest.
Marius holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and an MPhil in Political Theory, both from the University of Oxford. He has worked with several think-tanks, including Demos, Reform, and the Institute of Economic Affairs, on a broad range of public policy initiatives, including public health and welfare policy. He is Head of Research at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Taxation in the UK Parliament, and has published numerous articles and reports on the topic of localism and devolution in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Marius’ wider work covers an eclectic range of interests, including: exploring new models of federalism and political economy; radical democracy and identity politics; order and security; progress and social justice; European party systems and political ideologies; and the political thought of David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Federalist, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Michel Foucault.