By Rudy B. Andeweg, Galen A. Irwin
The assassination of Pim Fortuyn and his party's dramatic earnings within the may possibly 2002 normal election made Dutch politics entrance web page information world wide. The cave in of the social gathering he based, in spite of the fact that, used to be as speedy as its upward thrust, resulting in both dramatic adjustments in 2003. This revised and up to date re-creation of the top textual content seems in the back of the headlines to supply a accomplished advent to governance and politics within the Netherlands. The authors discover the motives, impression and benefits and drawbacks of the hunt for consensus, which is still its such a lot remarkable attribute, and supply complete insurance of contemporary advancements and occasions.
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One of the major authors on verzuiling, the sociologist Kruyt, emphasizes the organizational infrastructure based on a particular philosophy of life. On that basis he rejects the use of the word ‘zuil’ for Social Democrats and Liberals. He argues that before the Second World War, the Social Democrats could still perhaps have been classified as a ‘pseudo-pillar’, but after the war they lost all claims to that title because of deideologization and the severing of formal links between organizations such as political party and trade union.
1, which also mentions the political parties that represent the social minorities. Although some of these parties carried different names before the Second World War, and although the Liberals were rarely able to confine themselves to just one party, these minorities found political expression during the gradual extension of the suffrage, and their political parties have dominated politics at least since the introduction of universal suffrage. Even today, these minorities basically still structure political conflict in the Netherlands.
1 shows, both religion and social class play an important role. After its fragmentation into several minorities, the second important characteristic of Dutch politics is, therefore, that it is a two-cleavage society. As we shall see in more detail in Chapters 3 and 4, the resulting ideological dimensions lead to different orderings of the political parties. As in most other countries it is possible to position the parties on a Left–Right socio-economic dimension. On this dimension ‘Left’ stands for more, ‘Right’ for less government intervention in the economy and equality of income distribution, and so on.