Should political parties be regulated? What are the standards / values to base these regulations on? Who should be able to fund political parties? The state? Candidates? Foreign donors? Private actors? And how is accountability arranged? Young NIMD organises a debate on 11 December in Utrecht on these issues focusing on the example of the Netherlands and Kenya with two party law experts.
Should state funding of parties be directed to specific knowledge centres or youth or women? Should internal party democracy be obliged? And what is internal party democracy? And how to enforce the law? Self regulation of regulator? What are the consequences of misbehaviour? Should parties be deregistered if they are corrupt or not democratic?
These questions will be addressed by two experts: Laurens Dragstra of the University of Amsterdam and Josh Maiyo, expert on the Kenian situation. The debate will be moderated by Martin van Vliet (NIMD).
Venue: The Florin, Utrecht
Date: Thursday 11 December 2008
More information? Please contact the Coordinator of Young NIMD: Jeroen Mimpen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 06-16656224.