Professor Clive Church

Emeritus Professor of European Studies


Professor Church's continuing academic interests are essentially on Swiss history and politics, although he still retains an interest in constitutional development in the UK and the EU. Although Switzerland is all too often ignored in the English speaking world, it is a fascinating and important state. So, since the 1970s, Clive has written widely on Swiss elections, Euroscepticism, history and EU relations. He produces annual reports on Swiss politics for Europa‚Äôs Western Europe and the Annual Register. 

Clive is currently working on a commissioned book on political change in Switzerland since the late1980s, focussing on the rise of populism and its effects on the old political system. He is also hoping to finish studies of the Ticino in the 1830s and of the changing nature of Swiss democracy and to write something on the 2015 elections. In his spare time he is much involved in the politics of the Canterbury district and writes on the history of Thanington.

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