Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

About this site

The purpose of this site is to inform you about the Montesquieu Institute, which aims to combine and valorise the knowledge of parliamentary history and constitutional relations in Europe:

  • analysing in an analytical manner the organisation and functioning of parliaments within the European Union
  • to promote cooperation and exchange of knowledge between scientists in this field
  • translating the existing knowledge into a form that can be used by the media, politicians and citizens.
  • identify areas that require further research and notifying future researchers about these areas



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The Montesquieu Institute

The background and structure of the Montesquieu Institute


The existing and missing research on national, European and comparative parliamentary history and constitutional development and researchers occupied with this research (in preparation)


Short refresher courses, Master Degree Programs and lifelong learning facilities


Debates, lectures, symposia and other activities of the Montesquieu Institute


Books, analyses and the monthly newsletter De Hofvijver


Reference to information on the European Union from the website

The Netherlands

The Dutch political system and political thinkers



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