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Frits van der Meer and Gerrit Dijkstra on the increasing power of political assistants

Frits van der Meer and Gerrit Dijkstra of the Institute of Public Administration reflect on the increasing power of political assistants in the magazine “De Hofvijver”.

Political advisors

Political advisors originally have the task to advise a minister on (party)political issues, also in relation to the parliament. The question is if they confine themselves to this or advise also on matters of policy making. In the June issue of the magazine of the Montesquieu Institute, Frits van der Meer and Gerrit Dijkstra discuss what is being written about the relation between political assistants and political and  professional leaders.

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