Municipal amalgamation: Look before you leap.

Since the 1950s the number of municipalities in the Netherlands has been reduced from over 1,000 to around 350 now. Yet, we know virtually nothing about the effects of these municipal amalgamations on the social fabric and local politics of these local communities. Joes and Brandon ask the question: Maybe we should look before we … Continue reading Municipal amalgamation: Look before you leap.


Sinking Below Sea Level? Dutch Constitutional Standards on the Decline

Much attention (incl. mine) is now focused on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Fortunately, the Netherlands is not a autocracy like Russia. But the rule of law and liberal democracy in the Netherlands are also under pressure. I wrote an essay about it: