Beatrice de Graaf in the media with her essay 'Crisis!'

Cover essay 'Crisis' van Beatrice de Graaf
Prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf. Foto: David van Dam
Prof. Beatrice de Graaf

For National History Month 2022, faculty professor of History of International Relations & Global Governance Beatrice de Graaf wrote the essay 'Crisis!' (in Dutch). In this publication, De Graaf looks at the relevant theme of 'crisis' from a historical perspective.


These days, crises seem to be piling up at a rapid pace. In 'Crisis', De Graaf examines historical development of the role of the Dutch government as crisis manager. Were there indeed fewer crises in the past or is something else going on?