About Lammert de Jong
Lammert de Jong served 9 years between 1985 and 1998 as resident-representative of the Netherlands government in the Netherlands Antilles. Prior to this he was attached to the National Institute of Public Administration in Lusaka, Zambia (1972-1976). In the People’s Republic of Bénin, he was director of the Netherlands Development Aid Organisation (1980-1984). He concluded his civil service career as Counsellor to the Netherlands government on Kingdom relations. Since then he occupies himself as an independent researcher. His most recent book is: Being Dutch, more or less. In a Comparative Perspective of USA and Caribbean Practices. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, 2010.