European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook
Copyright 2014 © European Consortium for Political Research
Edited By: Kevin Deegan-Krause, Rainbow Murray and Andreas Bågenholm
Online ISSN: 2047-8852
Associated Title(s): European Journal of Political Research
See below for links to all the published commentaries on the Netherlands along with more information on the author(s).
Gerrit Voerman (1957) is historian and holds the chair in Development and functioning of the Dutch and European party systems at the University of Groningen. He studied history at the University of Groningen and gained his PhD in 2001. Voerman has headed the Documentation Centre for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP) of the University of Groningen since 1989. He publishes extensively on political parties. He is editor of a series on Dutch political parties. He is currently researching populism, party organization, party identity, and the relationship between Dutch parties and the European parties of which they form part.
Simon Otjes (1984) is a political scientist who has worked since 2012 as a researcher at the Documentation Centre Dutch Political Parties (DNPP) of the University of Groningen. He has published on political parties in the American Journal of Political Science, Party Politics and Political Studies. In 2012, he served as an electoral researcher for the GreenLeft. In the same year, he obtained a PhD in political science from Leiden University. His current research concerns the relationship between Dutch parties and European parties of which they form part, the coherence of the social-economic left-right dimension in Europe and legislative behaviour.