Nitrogen crisis: The result of the institutional failure of parliament

The nitrogen crisis could have been prevented. Parliament, through their inaction, failed to hold the government accountable, to consult to find better solutions and to build support for their legislation in society. According to Joes de Natris, who is writing this article in a personal capacity, it has failed to carry out its constitutional duty. … Continue reading Nitrogen crisis: The result of the institutional failure of parliament

The Dawn of Parliamentarism: How ministerial responsibility emerged in England by 1702 and why the separation of powers myth persisted

Why did the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, which wrote the US Constitution, not consider creating a parliamentary system? It is often assumed that the answer, or a big part of it, is that parliamentarism did not yet exist anywhere (for some recent examples, see Bulmer (2020) and Salinger (2019)). In other words, there was no existing … Continue reading The Dawn of Parliamentarism: How ministerial responsibility emerged in England by 1702 and why the separation of powers myth persisted

Interview with Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska (professor at the University of Warsaw)

The European Public Choice Society has its annual conference in Braga (Portugal) in the week of the 11th of April. To give you an idea of what is hot and happening in the field of political economy, Joes interviewed attendants of the conference. For this interview, he spoke with Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska, who is compiling the … Continue reading Interview with Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska (professor at the University of Warsaw)

Interview with Stefan Voigt (Professor at the University of Hamburg)

The European Public Choice Society has its annual conference in Braga (Portugal) in the week of the 11th of April. To give you an idea of what is hot and happening in the field of political economy, Joes is interviewing attendants of the conference. For this interview, he spoke with Stefan Voigt, who is writing … Continue reading Interview with Stefan Voigt (Professor at the University of Hamburg)

Interview with Thomas Apolte (Professor at the University of Münster)

The European Public Choice Society has its annual conference in Braga (Portugal) in the week of the 11th of April. To give you an idea of what is hot and happening in the field of political economy, Joes is interviewing attendants of the conference. For this interview, he spoke with Thomas Apolte, who is writing … Continue reading Interview with Thomas Apolte (Professor at the University of Münster)

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: https://europeanconservative.com/articles/commentary/sinking-below-sea-level/ https://twitter.com/TheCoronaKreml1/status/1501173552103493634