Jos Verhulst

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Jos Verhulst (born 29 May 1949, in Londerzeel, Belgium) is a Belgian chemist (PhD in theoretical chemistry earned at the University of Leuven), writer and direct democracy activist.

He was a teacher at the Steiner School in Antwerp and is an associate researcher at the Louis Bolk Institute in Driebergen.

His work in the areas of evolutionary theory and comparative anatomy has appeared in such publications as Psychological Reports, Acta Biotheoretica, the British Medical Journal, and the Annals of Human Biology.

As a political philosopher Verhulst writes on direct democracy, alternative money systems, freedom of speech, secession from the European Union, homeschooling and other subjects. He is also engaged in networks promoting direct democracy such as the Belgian-Dutch (Flemish) Werkgroep Implementatie Tijdsgeest (WIT), Democratie.Nu, Referendum Platform, and the European Democracy International group.

Verhulst is married and has four children.



  • Jos Verhulst & Arjen Nijeboer: Direct democracy: facts and arguments about the introduction of initiative and referendum, with a contribution by Paul Carline, Democracy International, Brussels 2007 (,, – translated into English from Dutch original, also into Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and other languages
  • Het verdiepen van de democratie (The deepening of democracy), Cypres, 1998, ISBN 90-5627-011-7 ([1], boek-verdiepen.pdf)
  • Developmental Dynamics In Humans And Other Primates: Discovering Evolutionary Principles Through Comparative Morphology, Adonis Press, 2003, ISBN 0-932776-28-0, ISBN 0-932776-29-9/Adonis & Abbey Publishers, 2005, ISBN 0-932776-29-9
  • Der Erstgeborene. Mensch und höhere Tiere in der Evolution, Freies Geistesleben, 1999, ISBN 3-7725-1557-6 (in German)
  • Der Glanz von Kopenhagen. Geistige Perspektiven der modernen Physik, Freies Geistesleben, 1994 (in German)

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