About me

In 2010 I made the decision to follow a career path dedicated to peace building and conflict resolution, resulting in enlistment at the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2012. Currently, I am specializing into conflict resolution at Radboud University's Center for International Conflict -  Analyses and Managment. Since July 2015 I have been working part time at Radboud University as faculty advisor for the course United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy and currently as a research assistant at the Center for International Conflict -  Analyses and Managment. In February 2016 I started my own consultancy and training bureau "Pantheon". Focussing on teaching skills needed to act within the international setting (Public Speaking, Negotiation, Etiquette, Protocol) as well as offering consultation on maritime and defense issues.

Classical Models of democracy

By G.L.J. Jacobs on 2016-03-22 in Topics,

- Participation as a virtue (representative pillar)

Liberal democracy
- Participation is important but via representation
- Rule of law (constitutional pillar): Size, complexity

Radical Critiques (The Marxist Critique)
- True democracy is not possible with inequality (something the Greeks thought too)
- True democracy needs direct participation