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Hans Daalder (87), Professor Emeritus in Political Science, passes away

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death Professor Hans Daalder (4 May 1928 – 4 April 2016).

Hans Daalder was appointed Professor in Political Science in 1963 at the Faculty of Law, and in 1969 at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Leiden University. After his retirement he continued his scholarly involvement in Leiden’s political science community. He also served, inter alia, as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Hans was an internationally renowned scholar and a leading political scientist. As one of the founders of Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science, he played a crucial role in the development of the discipline in the Netherlands and Europe. His research leaves an imprint on Dutch and Comparative Political Science in general, and on the Leiden Institute in particular. Hans was an inspiring teacher and mentor to numerous students from the Netherlands and abroad.

The decease of Hans means the loss of a highly regarded and an outstanding colleague. We wish his family, friends, and colleagues strength during this sad and difficult time.

Leiden, 5 april 2016

Prof. dr. Ingrid van Biezen
Chair of the Executive Board,
Institute of Political Science,
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences,
Leiden University

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