• Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 498 408 304
  • E-mail :
  • Nationality :
  • British
  • Languages :
  • English, German, Czech
  • Education :
  • PhD on Karl Barth - University of Durham (1978)

    BA and MA in History - Cambridge University (1976)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College (2014)

    • Politics


    Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (2006 - present)

    • European Studies
    • Economic History


    University of Leuven (2008 - 2010)

    • European Studies


    Charles University, Prague (1992 - 2005)

    • British History
    • Oral Presentations
    • Philosophy


    University of Newcastle (1978 - 1989)

    • Philosophy
    • Religion
  • Research area(s) :
    • European Studies
    • International Relations
    • Philosophy of Religion
  • Selected Publications :
  • Articles


    'The Unbreakable Mould? British Third-Party Politics since 1924' in Contemporary Review, Oxford, March 2005.


    'Third Parties in the British General Election' in Contemporary Review, Oxford, July 2006


    That itchy feeling spreads from east to west’ Article on fragmentation in the EU in European Voice, 11-17 October 2007, page 9


    ‘The EU and the Roots of British Euroscepticism’ Contemporary Review (Oxford, Winter 2007, vol 289, no. 1687, pp. 466-470)


    ‘A Tale of Two Referenda’, Policy Commentary for The Federal Trust on two-tier systems of government in the UK and the EU (January 2008)


    ‘The Future of Belgium’ Published by Contemporary Review (March 2008)


    ‘Towards a Global sharing of Sovereignty’, European Essay no. 44, pub. by The Federal Trust (August 2008)




    Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation: historical, philosophical and theological aspects of belief in miracles, (London: Ashgate Press, 2005)


    The Binding of Nations: From European Union to World Union (Palgrave Macmillan: London, April 2010)


    Death, be not proud: Problems of the afterlife (Peter Lang: Oxford, 2011)




    Review of ‘The Uniting of Nations: An Essay in Global Governance’ by John McClintock in International Affairs, (Chatham House, London) volume 83, Number 6, November 2007


    Review for European Review (Cambridge University Press) of European Development Cooperation: In Between the Global and the Local, Paul Hoebink (ed.) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2010 (forthcoming in 2012)


    Review for European Review (Cambridge University Press) of Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multi-Ethnic Europe, Charles Westin, José Bastos, Janine Dahinden and Pedro Gois (eds.) Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2010 (forthcoming in 2012)




    Translation into English of Czech novel Saturnin by Zdeněk Jirotka. Pub. by Karolinum (Charles University) Press, Prague, 2003. Reviewed in Times Literary Supplement (May 2005)


    Translation into English of Vladislav Vančura's Rozmarné léto. Karolinum Press, Prague 2006


    Translation into English of Kateřina Sidonová’s ‘A Day in the Half-Life of Class 4D’ for Povídky, Short Stories by Czech Women, ed. Hawker, (Telegram Books, 2006)


    Translation into English of Karel Polaček’s Bylo nás pět. Karolinum (Charles University) Press Autumn 2007.


    Translation into English of Jaroslav Hašek’s Short Stories Karolinum (Charles University) Press 2012

  • Other relevant information:
  • Conférencier presenting the EU to visiting groups - European Commission (2009 - present)

    Local Councillor, chairman of education Committee 1991-1992 - City of Newcastle upon Tyne (1988 - 1992)