A political scientist by training (University of Amsterdam, York University, Canada), Maarten van den Berg is senior editor of The Broker,an independent magazine on globalization and development. Before he joined The Broker in 2011, Maarten worked as a communication and knowledgement professional for a variety of international organizations, and still has his own consultancy, RISQ. After work, Maarten loves to cook and shares in the care of his son Titus.
In a contemporary variation on the 1970s slogan 'the personal is political', young people today employ social media to connect with others, build social lives and - at times - set out to partake in political action.read more
‘Digital (Alter)Natives with a cause?’ is a collection of four books with essays published by the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India, and the Dutch NGO Hivos. The books come in a beautifully designed cassette and are accompanied b...read more
Coming up next week in The Hague, The Netherlands: a conference on the changing face of citizen action.read more
How the legacy of an obscure Italian Marxist came to motivate a Norwegian terrorist – and a Dutch politician.read more
Neither within the EU nor within ACP countries, the ACP-EU partnership is something that lives in the hearts and minds of citizens.read more
Today is a milestone for The Broker. We have just launched a new website and published the 25th issue of our magazine.read more
On Monday 18 April, a crowd of 120 or so gathered in the hall of the Free University in Amsterdam for a lecture by Shi Yinhong, professor of international relations at Renmin University of China. In his lecture, the seventh in a series on ‘global...read more