SID-NL, NIMD and ISS are organizing a debate on Tuesday 21 March from 16hrs till 17:30 at ISS on the question: can we have democracy without political parties? This debate is part of a series on doing democracy differently. This debate initiative is partly responding to the emergence of populism everywhere which seems to downplay the role of parties, and partly to explore new ways of ‘doing democracy’ outside the realm of the (established) political parties. The first debate of the series will explore whether or not  parties are the appropriate channels for democratic governance. Do we really need them? And if not, what are the alternatives?




Georgina Gomez (ISS)

Loes Keysers (Jan en Alleman)

Will Derks (NIMD)

Special performance by Jan en Alleman choir!


Date: Tuesday 21 March
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (door open at 15:30)
Location: Aula, ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague
Admission: €7.50 (includes a drink) – free for students and SID members