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Presentation during day conference on ‘Multiculturalism: Template for Peace or Recipe for Division’, West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies, Leeds (2007)

'"Has multiculturalism had its day?" "Has multicultural society any space for faith-based institutions"? This time the answers come from Greg Mulholland MP, Jan van der Stoep, Hans-Martien ten Napel and Jonathan Chaplin, who are the speakers at a day conference run by the West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies. Multiculturalism: Template for peace or recipe… Continue reading Presentation during day conference on ‘Multiculturalism: Template for Peace or Recipe for Division’, West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies, Leeds (2007)

Democracy

Can the Citizens’ Initiative Revitalize Representative Democacy?

The Petition Committee of the Dutch House of Representatives is currently holding an internal review of the so-called citizens’ initative. This instrument may only work, however, if it is accompanied by a long-term vision of how parliament is to be re-established as the central organ of representative democracy. I invite you to read my new… Continue reading Can the Citizens’ Initiative Revitalize Representative Democacy?