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  • Wouter Politics
    ‘Politics and democracy in microstates’, a new publication by Wouter Veenendaal

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, in this book Wouter Veenendaal analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the......

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    Dutch troops and the Surinaamse Krijgsmacht (blog by Ellen Klinkers)

    Serious riots were not expected, but ethnic tensions between Creoles and Hindostanis were heating up a few months before Suriname’s independence in 1975. The last detachment of Dutch soldiers was prepared to suppress any upheaval and guarantee a safe Dutch retreat. An interview − as......

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