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.

Electoral Democracy

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

Most thin concept of democracy. Advocates: Schumpeter, Huntington 

Free and fair elections
Opposition (must have chance to get power)
Suffrage should be universal

Elections are the most important factor, however it does place emphasis on other things: there is a minimal focus on freedom of speech, assembly, press (but secondary concerns)
Focus is : electoral politics
A civilian system, i.e. not military
A constitutional system that sets the rules