To understand the politics of “Bersiap”, we must refrain from the dichotomous framing of Netherlands/Indonesia as us/them that has plagued years of public debate on the two countries’ colonial past.
The March elections in the Netherlands, and the fact that a government still hasn’t been formed, illustrate both the benefits and problems with proportional representation.
There will be 17 parties in the 150-seat parliament – and the radical right holds more of them than ever.
A chorus of politicians are once again calling for electoral reform after the UK’s 2019 election.
As the anniversary of Indonesian independence from the Netherlands approaches, a close look reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
The abolition of citizen referendums in the Netherlands will do little to remedy the distrust in the political system – and could strengthen Geert Wilders’ far-right party.
The famous anti-immigrant crusader fizzled at the polls, but the Netherlands still has a legacy of intolerance to turn around.
A recent spat between Turkey and the Netherlands reveals how Dutch-Turks are badly served by politics.
Dutch populism goes back much further than Trump, Brexit or even Geert Wilders.
A large number of parties are in the running, which could make forming a coalition a complicated task.
The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party was found guilty of insulting a group of people inciting discrimination.
The latest polls show Wilders’ PVV on course to be largest party in the Dutch parliament.
Explained: the implications of a Eurosceptic victory in the Netherlands vote.