The large-spread, growing discontent with the Dutch House of Representatives is a `risky form of democratic attrition’. Marc Chavannes paints a bleak picture of the functioning of parliament that he says, both inside and outside the Chamber, is slowly reaching `alarming proportions’.

Read the entire article by Marc Chavannes, member of the advisory board of the REDRESS consortium, in the new edition of the Hofvijver, a publication of the Montesquieu Institute.