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In Memoriam Jürg Steiner, former holder of the Swiss Chair in Federalism and Democracy

Posted on 27 November 2020

The SPS Department and the RSCAS are saddened to announce the passing of Prof. Jürg Steiner, who died on November 13 2020. Prof. Steiner has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and the University of Berne (Switzerland) for most of his career. A Swiss political scientist, he made important contributions in comparative politics and in particular regarding consociationalism and deliberation. Prof. Steiner served the EUI as the second Swiss Chair Holder in the SPS Department (2003-2004) and contributed to the consolidation of the Chair into a full-time position.

--Alexander H. Trechsel, former EUI professor and Vice President for Research, University of Lucerne