A Tiny Spot On The Earth: The Political Culture Of The Netherlands In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Century by Piet deRooyA Tiny Spot On The Earth: The Political Culture Of The Netherlands In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Century by Piet deRooy

A Tiny Spot On The Earth: The Political Culture Of The Netherlands In The Nineteenth And Twentieth…

byPiet deRooy

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

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In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooy reveals that the 'polder model' often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political and ideological factions. De Rooy argues that because of its extremely open economy, the country is vulnerable to external political, cultural, and economic pressures, and Dutch politics is a balancing act between profiting from international developments and maintaining sovereignty. The sudden rise of populism and Euroscepticism at the turn of the millennium, then, indicated a loss of this balance. Shining new light on the political culture of the Netherlands, this book provides insights into the polder model and the principles of pillarization in Dutch society.The Dutch edition of this book, Ons stipje op de wereldkaart, was awarded the Prinsjesboekenprijs for the best book on Dutch national politics in 2014.
Piet de Rooy (1944) is professor emeritus of modern dutch history at the University of Amsterdam. Piet de Rooy (1944) is professor emeritus of modern dutch history at the University of Amsterdam.
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Title:A Tiny Spot On The Earth: The Political Culture Of The Netherlands In The Nineteenth And Twentieth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: The first Constitution, 1798Chapter 2: The structuring of a Nation-State, 1813Chapter 3: The rise of a parliamentary democracy, 1848Chapter 4. The construction of the first political party, 1879Chapter 5: Socialism and Feminism around 1900: the complexities of ideologyChapter 6: The functioning of a pillarized-corporative system, 1930Chapter 7: The cultural revolution of the sixtiesChapter 8: Losing a balance: populism, 2002Epilogue

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“Much more than a discussion of Dutch 19th- and 20th-century political culture, this is, in fact, a very detailed political history from c. 1800 to the present. . . . Recommended.”