Simon Otjes

Simon Otjes is an assistant professor of political science at Leyden University and researcher at the Documentation Centre for Dutch Political Parties at Groningen University. Previously he worked for the GroenLinks (‘GreenLeft’) national party head office, the party’s research desk, and parliamentary party.

Articles

27.09.2019
Pathways to Power: How Green Parties Join Governments

As some Green parties move closer to entering government, looking to paths already trodden by Greens in Sweden and Finland proves illuminating.

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08.05.2018
Green Sweep: Lessons from the Dutch Local Elections

The Dutch Greens had unprecedented success in the March local elections. How did they manage it?

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24.02.2017
Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party

Is the Freedom Party a prime example of the rise of far-right populism around Europe? Or are things more complicated?

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