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Clay Clemens

Chancellor Professor of Government

Office: Chancellors 365, 757-221-3027
Links: [[cmclem, Email]]
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm via {{, Zoom}} Thursday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in office.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Europe/Germany


Clay Clemens did his doctoral work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and has taught in the Government Department at William & Mary since 1985.  He teaches on comparative politics with an emphasis on Europe. His research specialization is German party politics. He is editor (with William Paterson) of The Kohl Chancellorship (Frank Cass/1998), NATO and the Quest for Post-Cold War Security (St. Martin's/1997), and (with Thomas Saalfeld) The German Election of 2005 (Routledge, 2007). His articles have appeared in West European PoliticsInternational Affairs and Armed Forces and Society. He is a frequent contributor to the journals German Politics and German Politics & Society.