The state of Dutch democracy is uncertain. After last week’s elections, the stability of the political system appears guaranteed for the next couple of years. We cannot be sure, however, what will happen afterwards. This marks a change from the past.
Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/the-state-of-dutch-democracy-dancing-on-the-deck-of-the-titanic.
Posted in Democracy, Dutch Politics
Tagged Christian Democrats, democracy, dutch elections, electorate, Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, GreenLeft, Labour Party, Netherlands, pluralism, political parties, populism, prime minister mark rutte, State Commission on the parliamentary system
Geert Wilders’ PVV Party believes that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and not a religion, and thus Muslims are not equally entitled to the same freedom of religion or belief as other believers. This view is incompatible with liberal democracy.
Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/something-fundamental-is-at-stake-in-the-dutch-parliamentary-elections.
Posted in Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?
Tagged Freedom of religion or belief, Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, islam, liberal democracy, Muslims, Netherlands, parliamentary elections, pvv, religion, religious discrimination, Trump