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.

Liberal Democracy

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

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See also: Larry Diamonds Ten Conditions

Dahl and Political rights
Elected officials: government control is constitutionally invested in elected officials
Free and fair elections
Inclusive suffrage
Right to run for office

Dahl (contestation) civil rights
Freedom on expression: right to express without the fear of reparation; can criticize government
Alternative information: have the right and the ability to find alternative information
Associational autonomy: right to organize in other forms of groups, parties associational groups