What is your full name, semester, hometown, and the position you are running for? My name is Ruben van den Akker, fourth semester student. I am from the most ugly place of the Netherlands, Zoetermeer and I’m running for UCR … Continue reading 2018 Election Interviews: Ruben, Amber and Any
It’s Election Season! Names and posters have been flying around for a while, and everyone is getting prepared to present themselves and their ideas next week at the Election GA. Each year, Tabula RASA gives the candidates the opportunity to … Continue reading 2018 Election Interviews: Guido, Tess & Hannah
By Sara Bartl Election season is approaching, and some might wonder if running is worth the effort. We asked a few students about their ‘big board’ experiences. What they expected, what they got, and if they would run again. Maike … Continue reading To Run or not to Run?
The UCR Edition By Faye Bovelander In between lukewarm to heated Facebook discussions, party posts of the Political and Law Society, and local politicians randomly popping up around UCR, you might have noticed that the municipal elections that are happening … Continue reading Why Local Elections Matter
By Amée Zoutberg Disclaimer: This article is written from a non-scientific perspective, rather a literary/philosophical one. The point of this article is to demonstrate an idea, which should inspire debate and further thought on the topic. Some of the article’s … Continue reading Zuma vs. Baxley: Are African politics more honest than US politics?
Student Opinions on the Upcoming Municipal Elections By Natalie Burduli Spring is slowly making its way to our small and cozy city of Middelburg. The arrival of (hopefully) warmer temperatures also marks four years since the last municipal elections. The … Continue reading Democracy at Home
The time has come for AAC elections! The Board of Studies position is open, with three candidates in the running… Make sure to vote between Thursday the 23rd and Monday the 27th of November, following the email instructions sent out … Continue reading AAC Election Statements
In her article “Did We Get Used to Nazis (Again)?”, Rebecca Fobbe lambasts the success of the Alternative für Deutschland party (Alternative for Germany, AFD) in the recent German federal elections, which gained almost 13% of votes and thus became … Continue reading AFD – Whiff from the Brown Past or Fresh Wind in a Stale Closet?
By Rebecca Fobbe On Sunday the 24th of September, the last of a series of breath-holding European elections was carried out. After the Dutch and French votes for their new respective heads of states, both events closely monitored due to … Continue reading Did We Get Used to Nazis (Again)?
2017 has been a year of feared elections. After the American elections and Brexit, the European elections were expected to be a battle between the established power and the far-right movements. And so far, it has been. The Dutch elections … Continue reading The French Elections: What You Need To Know
Can you introduce yourself? I’m Marthe Wijfjes, I’m a pre-med / chemistry major and I’m in my fourth semester. What position are you running for? I’m running for Student Representative of the UCR Council. Why are you running for this … Continue reading Marthe Wijfjes for UCR Council
Can you introduce yourself? Yes I can! I am Maike, I’m from Delft, and I’m nineteen years old. I am majoring in Law and Politics, and I’m in my fourth semester right now. What position are you running for? I’m … Continue reading Maike de Haas for HAC Secretary
Can you introduce yourself? My name is Suzanne Oostdam. I am 20 years old and I am from Breda, which is the best city in Brabant. I’m not really sure what my major is yet, although I am going to … Continue reading Suzanne Oostdam for HAC Bagijnhof Campus Elder
Can you introduce yourself? My name is Tariq Lalmahomed, I’m 20 years old and in my fourth semester. I am from The Hague, and I’m a pre-med student here at UCR. I live in Bachtensteene. Currently I am active in … Continue reading Tariq Lalmahomed for HAC Chair
Can you introduce yourself? I’m Nienke Raaijmakers – I am 20 years old, and I am from Tilburg, in the south of the Netherlands. I study anthropology and psychology here; I am a social science major. I am a fourth … Continue reading Nienke Raaijmakers for HAC Roggeveenhof Campus Elder
Can you introduce yourself? I am Cecilia Uitermark, and I am in my fourth semester right now. I am a history, psychology, and political sciences major. I am from Amsterdam, and I am 20 years old. What position are you … Continue reading Cecilia Uitermark for RASA CAO
Election season is here! The first posters are appearing on campus and there are whispers in the streets of who might run for what coveted big board position. For the first election interview of the season, Tabula Rasa’s Eden sits … Continue reading Jelle Hubertse for RASA Chair
And Dutch voters reject the Wilders movement The UCR Votes project started in the sociology class “New Social and Political Movements”, taught by professor Vazquez. For this course, all students have to set up an outreach project. The idea was … Continue reading UCR Votes: We All Want Jesse
I have 26 beautiful parties standing before me, but I only have one voting pass in my hands; and these parties represent the two of you that will still be in the running towards becoming Cabinet’s Next Top Party – … Continue reading Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Where To Vote In Middelburg
Bringing Dutch Parliament Elections Closer to You The past year was a political hurricane, to say the least. England is now making concrete steps to leave the European Union, and we are being confronted with US President Trump’s shenanigans every … Continue reading UCR Votes: An Experiment