© Frank RuiterGeerten Waling is a Dutch historian, pundit and columnist for the largest Dutch news weekly EW.

To date, Waling has authored and co-authored six books on the history of democracy, popular sovereignty, civil society and political legitimacy. He obtained his PhD and teaching degree from Leiden University in 2016 for his dissertation 1848 – Club Fever and Revolution. Democratic Experiments in Paris and Berlin (originally published in Dutch, with an English translation due in 2022; English Summary here).

Besides his writings, Waling is a public speaker in the Netherlands and frequently comments on political and societal issues in Dutch and international news media.

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