Are We Heading Towards More Populist or Pluralist Societies within Europe?

March 27 2017 – Sarah de Lange.

Whereas the international media has been mostly concentrating on the perceived electoral rivalry between Rutte and Wilders during the last Dutch elections, a more interesting note might be the rise of parties that, for example, represent the ‘migrant vote’. Though this signifies the increasing tendency of governmental fragmentation in Europe at large, it could also be seen as a sign of emancipation, for migrants, particularly within the Dutch style of proportional representation, are mobilizing themselves to represent their interests in politics.

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Sarah de Lange

Rutte’s letter to the Dutch people prior to the recent elections (in Dutch)

Image Credit: screenpunk, flickr.com

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