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Re-Bel's Fifth Public Event: Thursday 9 June 2011 2-6pm

Registration for this event is closed. The event's programme and background documents will remain accessible on this webpage.

1. Right-wing Flanders, left-wing Wallonia?
2. Should the obligation to vote be abolished?


Practical details

When? 9 June 2011, 2-6pm
Where? University Foundation, rue d'Egmontstraat 11, 1000 Brussels [webpage | map]


13.30 Registration

14.00 Right-wing Flanders, left-wing Wallonia? Is this so? If so, why? And is it a problem?
Speakers: Henk DE SMAELE (UA), Jérôme JAMIN (ULg), Jaak BILLIET (K.U.Leuven)

Chair: Bruno DE WEVER (Re-Bel & UGent)
Introduction: Philippe VAN PARIJS (Re-Bel & UCLouvain)

15.45 Coffee break

16.15 Should the obligation to vote be abolished? Or should it be better enforced?
Speakers: Pascal DELWIT (ULB), Justine LACROIX (ULB), Yves DESMET (De Morgen)

Chair: Johanne POIRIER (Re-Bel & ULB)
Conclusion: Paul DE GRAUWE (Re-Bel & K.U.Leuven)

18.00 Reception

Background Documents & Contributions

Right-wing Flanders, left-wing Wallonia?
• National identity and attitude toward foreigners in a multinational state, by Billiet, Maddens, Beerten
The Producerist Narrative in Right-wing Flanders, by Jérôme Jamin
How ‘real’ is Right-Wing Flanders ?, by Henk de Smaele
(sub)nationalism and attitude towards immigrants, by Jaak Billiet

Should the obligation to vote be abolished?
Compulsory voting in Belgium and in Europe, by Pascal Delwit
Is Compulsory Voting Justified in a Liberal Democracy?, by Justine Lacroix
Compulsory vote, by Yves Desmet


Registration is closed.