Michel van Hulten

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Michel van Hulten in 1972

Michael Henricus Maria (Michel) van Hulten (Batavia, Dutch East Indies, March 9, 1930) is a retired Dutch politician. As a member of the Political Party of Radicals (PPR) he was a member of the Dutch parliament and he was the undersecretary of the Minister of Transport in Joop den Uyl's cabinet.


Van Hulten trained as a social human geographer and urban planner. He earned his PhD (Amsterdam University, 1962) with a thesis on Collectivization of Agriculture in the Polish People’s Republic, 1944-1960.[1]

He was a member of the Dutch parliament Senate. Eighteen months later he moved to the House, and on November May 1973 he took office as the undersecretary of the Minister of Transport, under premier Den Uyl. In this role in 1974, he introduced legislation implementing use of the tachograph to better control truck driving and mandatory driver rest periods.

Van Hulten was a member of the Godebaldgroep and was favor of cooperation of the PPR with the PvdA and D66 instead of the Communist Party of the Netherlands and the Pacifist Socialist Party. Van Hulten left the PPR in 1981.

Over the course of his political career he has been a member of CSF, PPR, D66, GroenLinks and PvdA 50Plus.[2]

From 1978 to 1989 he was employed by the United Nations working in Mali, Burkina Faso, Malaysia and New York. Dr. van Hulten was a researcher specializing on corruption and integrity in the New York Headquarters of XXXX in 1984-1986.

He is / was Professor Governance at SAXION University of Applied Sciences, School of Governance, Law and Urban Development.[3][4]

He worked for twenty years outside the Netherlands for NGOs (Non Governmental Organization), the Dutch Government, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank (Global Coalition for Africa (1991-1996)[4] and with NGOs with an anticorruption focus.[4][5]

The parliamentary elections in 1994 he was a candidate on behalf of D66, but he was not elected. In 1998 he was chairman of the program committee of D66.

Despite retirement, Van Hulten has remained active in public debate, as an enthusiastic advocate for free public transport in the Netherlands.

Michel van Hulten is the father of Michiel van Hulten, and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2004) who was the leader of the Labour Party (Dutch: Partij van de Arbeid) PvdA from December 2005 to April 2007.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.corruptie.org/michel-van-hulten/
  2. ^ Partijkameleon Michel van Hulten wil Europa in. De Gelderlander February 25, 2014 [1]
  3. ^ http://www.businessintegrity.ro/conference/?q=node/31
  4. ^ a b c https://www.saxion.nl/leefomgeving/site/onderzoek/lectoraten/governance/michel_van_hulten/
  5. ^ Corruptie: handel in macht en invloed (Dutch) Paperback – 15 Jun 2011 by Michel van Hulten (Author) Publisher: Sdu Uitgevers; 1 edition (15 Jun. 2011) ISBN 978-9012573238
  6. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/4557/MICHIEL_VAN+HULTEN_home.html