politics

How globalization changed Singapore

Article
Mariosé Bergsteijn
07/06/2019
16 minutes to read

The city-state Singapore is a prime example of how huge of an impact globalization can have. We can see this through Singapore developing from a small fishing town to a thriving megapolis.

weChat, Den Haag, VVD

How WeChat was used in the 2018 elections in The Hague

Column
Linmin Zheng
24/01/2019
6 minutes to read

This article analyzes the Chinees dimension of the 2018 election in The Hague, The Netherlands. On the basis of concrete data Linmin Zheng argues that even local politics have become translocal.

Marine Le Pen

Front National

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Marine Le Pen has been a member of Front National since she was eighteen years old. In 2011, Marine Le Pen became president of the party. Her self-proclaimed aim is to 'de-radicalize' the party. But is this only a metapolitical claim, or reality?

Pauline Hanson, a good ol’ Aussie 


Article
Bin Chen
25/01/2019
8 minutes to read

Australia has seen Hanson call Islam a disease and belittle Asians for not assimilating and forming ghettos instead. In this essay, Bin Chen looks into the xenophobic discourse Hanson used on ethnic minorities in Australia.

How drinking pints led to Brexit. Getting Britain to vote Leave.

Article
j.a.n.vogel@uvt.nl Vogel
19/11/2018
12 minutes to read

In the European debate, many people were against Nigel Farage, the 'alcoholic lying radical racist'. But Britain ended up leaving Europe, so Farage must have done something right to win that many votes, right?