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Rock bottom, no solidarity

By: Geert Luteijn After the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands in September, my first reaction was relieve that the populist and anti-foreigners party of Geert Wilders, PVV lost a lot of support and maybe even more important: momentum. The election campaign was dominated by the

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“It`s too multi-Culti”.!!!

Arber Selmani Being Kosovar is obviously problematic to Serbs. Being Kosovar and staying in Belgrade isn’t something “special” for my Kosovar friends either.  Being Kosovar and protesting in the main square of Belgrade in the gay pride day, is something you could get killed from.

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Social relation on the Balkans

By: Geert Luteijn As a scholar in international relations, I always found politics on the Balkans fascinating. It has something alien for someone from the Netherlands. Where the public interest is often debated in parliament, newspapers and random conversations on the streets in the Netherlands,

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A Ying Yang Debate

A Ying Yang Debate When I read articles that are about gender and the inequality of men and women one thing strikes me, namely that there seems a tendency to leave out a discourse of ‘masculinity’. Can we measure gender differences if there seems to

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Citizens participation in politics

By: Tessa As stated by Joerg Forbrig in his writing on Revisiting Youth Political Participation:  ‘’Arenas for youth involvement in political and, more broadly, public life appear to be more numerous than ever before, yet few would claim that these opportunities have resulted in the

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Female initiation rites

If we look into primitive societies, it looks like that situation is pretty different than in developed world countries. In many African countries, especially on the north, such as Somalia and Ethiopia, where girls are put on one of the most extreme circumcision called infibulations.

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Analysing Dutch Politics

Since a lot of non-Dutch people will be reading this series of blogs, I decided to give you all a short insight in Dutch politics and the rising extreme left. On September 12th, the elections in the Netherlands will be held. By some people already

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