Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Ideals in the modern democracy

Are the members of Parliament idealists or pragmatists? Not everything can be achieved by laws and regulations. There are also other ways than politics to pursue ideals. How are those related to the parliamentary democracy? A debate about the role of ideals in the modern democracy.

On 11 may, Job Cohen (former leader PVDA), Kees van der Staaij (leader SGP in Parliament), Sylvia Borren (director Greenpeace Netherlands) and Aik van Eemeren (co-initiator discussed this topic.