Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Partners & Sponsor

The Montesquieu Institute is a joint association of the following 5 partners who work closely together in strengthening the research, education and valorisation activities of the institute.




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Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
Montesquieu Institute-Campus The Hague (MI-CDH) is a centre of Leiden University, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs within the Montesquieu Institute. The centre is dedicated to research, education, and dissemination of knowledge.
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Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis (CPG)
The CPG is attached to Radboud University Nijmegen. It performs research on and teaches the modern parliamentary history of the Netherlands. Its main publications are the series Parlementaire Geschiedenis van Nederland na 1945 (Parliamentary History of the Netherlands since 1945) and the Jaarboek Parlementaire Geschiedenis (Annual Review of Parliamentary History).
Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (DNPP)
The DNPP forms part of the University of Groningen. Its remit is to provide systematic and generally accessible documentation on Dutch political parties, with special reference to the extraparliamentary activities of the parties. Its tasks consist of collecting and making available documentary material on and by Dutch political parties; the provision of (academic) information about Dutch political parties; and the encouragement, support and supervision of academic research on Dutch political parties.
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MI Maastricht University
The Montesquieu Institute Maastricht University is a research centre dedicated to European and comparative parliamentary studies. Against the background of ongoing European integration, the Institute has set out to contribute to the academic and public discourse on democracy, accountability and representation in Europe and the European Union through comparative and constitutional research of parliamentary systems.
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Parlementair Documentatie Centrum (PDC)
The PDC is attached to Leiden University. Its primary focus is to collect, archive and make available via advanced database techniques data on the work of the Dutch Parliament. The data it holds include a unique collection of biographies of government ministers and members of parliament from 1796 to the present day.

In addition, the PDC maintains data on various parliamentary activities from legislation and the composition of parliamentary committees to elections and the process of cabinet formation.



The Montesquieu Institute was supported until 2015 by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

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Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap



The Montesquieu Institute is given the status of a public benefit institution.

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