Tagged: politics


Peter Singer – One World (Summary)

Here is another summary of a book. This time, it’s Peter Singer’s “One World”, which I had to study for part two of “Democracy & Justice” (Democratie & Rechtvaardigheid). Again, I’m sharing it with the world, free of charge. If you want to thank me, click one of the innocent advertisements right on the bottom of this website just once. Google will give me a few cents for a click, which I can use to pay for hosting. Click here to continue to the summary (on Scribd)

Robert A. Dahl – On Democracy (Summary) 0

Robert A. Dahl – On Democracy (Summary)

This is a summary of Robert A. Dahl’s book ‘On Democracy’ (1998). It is written in English, due to possible translation issues, but, for full disclosure, my native language is Dutch. 23 pages long. Follow this link to opend the .doc (office 2003 compatible) If you like this post, you might also be interested in my other summary of Peter Singer’s One World. Both summaries are available free of charge, but if you like them, feel free to click on a harmless google-advert such as the one below, it greatly helps me keeping this site running.

G500; Undermining the Principles of Democracy Since Today 0

G500; Undermining the Principles of Democracy Since Today

One of my classmates, Sywert van Lienden, proposed a system where 500 enthusiastic, politically engaged adolescents would join every large political party in order to change their policies from within. I’m currently watching a rerun of ‘De Wereld Draait Door’, a daily public broadcast on Dutch television where he explains his plans, and tries to legitimize them. Earlier today, I was approached by a journalist of ‘De Volkskrant’ while at the university to discuss his plans. I didn’t know anything about it prior to this enquiry, but I started thinking about it on the spot. The goals of this initiative...

Wednesday’s Weekly [8] (Week 12, 2012) 0

Wednesday’s Weekly [8] (Week 12, 2012)

Time is still flying as it is wednesday already. Can you imagine that? The week litteraly seemed to fly by, as did the weeks before that. What might be helping, is the awesome weather we’re having over here. Yeah, it’s awesome. Today’s temperature is 15 degrees Celsius, tomorrow’s will be 18. 18! Funny as it is, if it were autumn, we would be dissappointed by these temperatures. But not now, not in springtime! I’m going to spend tomorrow bathing in sunlight, basking in the glory of this beautiful early spring. Oh wait, I have an exam coming up next week, so...