Marc Chavannes

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(academic, journalist)
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Born20 September 1946
The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch professor for journalism

Marc E. Chavannes is a Dutch professor for journalism at Groningen University[1][2] and active journalist. He has been correspondent (in London, Paris and 5 years in Washington D.C.) and commentator e.g. for NRC Handelsblad.

2009 Book

In 2009 he published a book, "No one rules;the privatization of Dutch politics[3] where he analyzed Dutch society - and maybe why he was invited to the 2011 Bilderberg Conference.

The main threa of the book is the drama of a country that sees the world around it change at a rapid pace, but is unable to adapt its old-fashioned mode of governance accordingly. In his collection of essays, Marc Chavannes uses many examples to denounce the market capitalization of former government services, the inability of the government to implement complex changes (for example educational innovation) and the lack of feeling among politicians and administrators for what really is going on in the society.[4]

"Life in this country is overgrown with a species of algae that combines bureaucratic behavior and free market thinking, topped with a 1970s welfare sauce."


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests


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