COMMENTARIES AND REVIEWS

2016

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Brexit dwingt tot herbezinning op de interne markt’. Socialisme en Democratie, 73(5): 33-38.

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‘Een stapje terug: Europa, de euro- en de vluchtelingencrisis’. Socialisme en Democratie, 73(1): 5-12.

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‘Verwacht niet te veel van het Nederlands EU-voorzitterschap’, in Reformatorisch Dagblad, 8 January 2016, pp. 6-7.

2015

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‘Volksvertegenwoordigers uit de cockpit’, Internationale Spectator 69(8).

2014

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‘Regionale onafhankelijkheid in Europa’, in Idee, 35(5), 38-41.

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Omgaan met een sub-optimale unie. De inzichten en frustraties van Fritz Scharpf’, in Beleid en Maatschappij, 41(3), 247-253.

2013

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‘Niet referendum maar verdragswijziging is middel om te beslissen over bevoegdheden Europese Unie’, in Het Financieele Dagblad, 2 October 2013, p. 11.

2012

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‘Eerst de crisis bezweren, dan hervormen’, in S&D (2012) 69(11/12): 61-64.

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‘Het Democratisch Tekort als Institutionele Uitdaging’, in P. de Jong en S. de Lange (eds) (2012), Europa, Burgerschap en Democratie. Den Haag; Raad voor het Openbaar Bestuur.

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‘De Democratische Prijs van de Muntunie’, dupliek op Marko Bos en Bart van Riel, in S&D 69(7/8): 92-94.

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‘Het Democratisch Dilemma van de Muntunie’, in S&D 69(5): 54-61.

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Book Review: Veto Power: Institutional Design in the European Union by Jonathan B. Slapin, West European Politics 35(5): 1204-6 (September 2012).

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‘The EU’s new economic governance lacks democratic legitimacy. The rise and fall of the EU Constitutional Treaty can teach policy-makers how to solve this problem’, LSE-EUROPP-Blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/ (1 May 2012).

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‘Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty’, The EUDO Café, debate.eudo.eu (7 March 2012).

2011

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‘Een Sociaal en Democratisch Europa’, Contribution to the PvdA/WBS debate Met het gezicht naar de wereld (1 December 2011).

2009

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with Stijn van Kessel, The European Parliament Elections in The Netherlands, 4 June 2009, European Parliament Election (EPERN) Briefing No 28.

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‘Een Herwaardering van het Nationale Belang in de Europese Context’, in A. Sabahoğlu(red.), Ons Belang in Europa, Utrecht: Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks: pp. 15-20.

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Beloof bij Europese verkiezingen vooraf wie er in de Commissie komt’, de VolkskrantJanuary 15, 2009, FORUM; Blz. 10.

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2008

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‘Can a permanent president contribute to the democratic accountability of the European Council ?’, in F. Foret & Y.-S. Rittelmeyer (eds), Les présidences de l’Union européenne en redéfinition: Quelle légitimité ? Quelle efficacité ?, Cahiers du CEVIPOL. 2008/4, Brussels: Université Libre de Bruxelles/CEVIPOL.

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Review of A. Niemann, Explaining Decisions in the European Union, Acta Politica 43:1 (April 2008): 128-131.

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‘Review of Democracy in Europe. The EU and National Polities - By Vivien A. Schmidt’, European Law Journal 14, 1 (January 2008): 138–140.

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Review of Constitutional Politics in the European Union by Dario Castiglione, Justus Schönlau et al., European Law Review 33(5): 761-4.

2007

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[with Sebastian Kurpas, Philippe de Schoutheete, Jacques Keller, Franklin Dehousse, Sami Andoura, Antonio Missiroli, Sara Hagemann and Hervé Bribosia], The Treaty of Lisbon: Implementing the Institutional Innovations, Joint study by CEPS, EGMONT and the EPC, Brussels, November 2007.

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'The Least Dangerous Chair?', Review of Jonas Tallberg's Leadership and Negotiation in the European Union, in International Studies Review (2007) 9, 134–136.

2006

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'Is er nu echt een kentering in de politiek?' [in Dutch], Trouw 30 November 2006, p.V-8.

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‘Review of Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne (Eds.) (2005), The Member States of the European Union, Common Market Law Review 43: 5 (October 2006): 1472-4.

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‘Review of P. Norman (2003), The Accidental Constitution, Acta Politica 41:1 (April 2006): 97-100.

 

2005

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‘Can the EU be democratic? Lessons from the Constitutional Process .... and its failure’, Presentation given at ‘What now? The EU at a crossroads’, ARENA Conference, Oslo, 25 November 2005.

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Regeringspartijen maken het verschil [in Dutch], Contribution to www.kennislink.nl, 15 November 2005.

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Let the naysayers sort out their positions while ratifications proceed, EPIN Commentary, 2 June 2005.

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‘EU Referendum Tests the Dutch Political Establishment’, CEPS Commentary, 10 May 2005.

 

2004

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with S. Kurpas, ‘Counting the Constitutional Blessings’, CEPS Commentary, June 2004.  

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‘De Illusies van Europese Partijvorming: van machtsblokken naar netwerken’, in Euforum 2004. Vol.3, No. 2 (May).

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with S. Kurpas and M. Incerti, ‘Preview of the 2004 European Parliament Elections. Results of an EPIN Survey of National Experts’, EPIN Working Paper No. 11, May 2004.  

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in consultation with E. Davignon, Ph. De Schoutheete and S. Micossi, ‘Three theses for the new Commission President’, CEPS Policy Brief 47, February 2004.  

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‘Suspend IGC to consult EU citizens’, in European Voice, Vol. 10, 19-25 February 2004: p. 7.  

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Swedish version, ‘Ta paus i regeringsförhandlingarna. Diskutera konstitutionen med medborgarna’, February 2004.  

 

2003

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Momentum Lost: The IGC in Brussels 12-13 December 2003’, CEPS Commentary, December 2003.  

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‘IGC needs to tackle the deadlock on EU treaty revision - now!’, CEPS Commentary, November 2003.  

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Staging European Union Democracy’, Discussion paper prepared at the request of the ‘Round Table on a Sustainable Project for Europe’ under the chairmanship of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, published as EPIN Working Paper No. 10, Brussels, December 2003.  

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‘The European Commission and the IGC – a carefully argued middle-course’, CEPS Commentary, October 2003.

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‘Towards a New ‘Constitutional’ Treaty for the European Union: The Convention and the Forthcoming IGC’, CEPS Background Brief, September 2003.  

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‘Giscard puts the EU on track’, on www.opendemocracy.net, 19 June 2003.  

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‘Convention must breathe life into EU's democratic character’, in European Voice, Vol. 9, 17-23 April 2003: p. 8.  

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with Wouter Coussens, Reforming the EU Presidency: The key to a new institutional architecture’, in European Voice, Vol. 9, No. 2 (16 January 2003).

 

2002

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‘Should the EU have a President with two hats?’, in CESifo Forum 4/2002 (winter 2002).  

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reprinted in Dutch as ‘Een geloofwaardig democratisch gezicht’, in Project & Nieuws, kwartaalblad van de Stichting Duurzame Solidariteit/ GroenLinks, No. 13, voorjaar 2003: pp. 70-72.

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‘Towards a more democratic, transparent and efficient Union?’ in Speak Out! On European Citizenship, Teacher Guide, 2002 Update, London: Institute for Citizenship.

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‘Politiek zonder oppositie. De risico’s van de Europese coöptatie-methode’, in Euforum Vol.1 (2002), No.3 (August): p.28.

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‘Laying building blocks or just window-dressing?; The first half year of the Convention on the Future of the EU’, CEPS Commentary, July 2002.

 

2001 and earlier

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‘Politieke strijd voorwaarde voor democratischer EU’, in Het Financieele Dagblad, 15 december 2001, p. 7.

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‘Handvest is goed voor EU-burgers’, in De Volkskrant, 8 december 2000, p. 9.

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‘Dichter bij de burgers: Grondrechtenhandvest, nieuwe start voor Europa?’, in GroenLinksMagazine, September 1999.

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‘Beyond the work-based society. Review of Adrian Little’s Post-Industrial Socialism’, in Imprints vol. 4, no. 1 (Summer 1999).  

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with Duncan Beeckman, ‘Verruiming van de Winkeltijden’, in Handboek Onze Zaak, Elsevier, 1999.

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‘Liberale Vrijheid, Republikeinse betrokkenheid’, Review of Michael Sandel's Democracy’s Discontent’, in Vrij Nederland, 14 September 1996.

 

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Notes of the plenary meetings of the Convention on the Future of the EU since June 2002,