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Professor Remieg Aerts is one of the five researchers who received a grant out of the KNAW 'Fonds Staatsman Thorbecke'. This fund purposes to promote the knowledge of the life, work and ideas of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke (1798-1872), father of the Dutch parliamentary democracy.

Remieg Aerts' project is entitled Over het hedendaags burgerschap. De herijking van een Thorbeckiaans concept. Together with his team he is going to study the relationship between 'citizens' and their government in the 21st century.

Click here to read more about this project and the KNAW Fonds Staatsman Thorbecke.