Cees Wijburg en Geerten Waling

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My name is Geerten Waling (1986). I am an Amsterdam-based historian, pundit and columnist for the largest Dutch news weekly EW. Also, I have authored and co-authored several books (in Dutch) on the history of democracy, popular sovereignty, civil society and political legitimacy. I obtained my PhD and teaching degree from Leiden University in 2016 for my dissertation 1848 – Club Fever and Revolution. Democratic Experiments in Paris and Berlin (published in Dutch, English translation forthcoming; find an English summary here).

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In addition to my writings, I like to give lectures and I frequently serve as a pundit for Dutch and international news media on a wide range of historical, political and societal topics.

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