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Thesis Seminar: Opposition in Dutch Politics



Due to its peaceful history, the focus in the literature on Dutch politics is on finding an explanation of political stability. As a result, scholars tend to pay most attention on the Dutch traditions in government and governance. In this seminar the focus however will be on opposition in Dutch politics. While the seminar will focus on opposition parties and their support in different eras, we aim to consider other forms of opposition too and will also wish to consider how Dutch elites have responded to different forms of opposition.

Study Material

To be announced.


Research proposal (Block III);
Master thesis (Block IV).


Block III
Monday 31 January till 21 March, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs., in SA21 and
Wednesday 2 February till 23 March, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs., in SA21

Block IV
Monday 28 March till 23 May, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs., in SA21 (except 25 April Eastern Monday) and
Wednesday 30 March till 25 May, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs., in SA21

Course requirements/recommendations

Passive knowledge of Dutch is required for this thesis seminar.

For more information see Thesis Information.