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Governance and Politics of the Netherlands (5th Edition)

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Comparative Government and Politics

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The new fifth edition of this leading textbook provides a clear and comprehensive account of governance and politics in the Netherlands. The book has been revised throughout to provide full coverage of recent developments...

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The new fifth edition of this leading textbook provides a clear and comprehensive account of governance and politics in the Netherlands. The book has been revised throughout to provide full coverage of recent developments and events, including the latest proposals for constitutional reform.

The Netherlands has often been characterized as a place of political calm, with a culture of cooperation and compromise in dealing with key political issues. Now, at a time when climate change and immigration are high on the political agenda, the electorate is growing ever more unpredictable and political fragmentation makes forming majority coalitions increasingly difficult, it is vital to question how the Dutch system will continue to achieve consensus. With this in mind, the authors take a comparative and analytical approach as they examine the features of the country’s political system that have long made it a subject of study for political scientists.

Governance and Politics of the Netherlands provides both students and scholars with a complete and reliable introduction to a country whose small size belies its importance in comparative political analysis.


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  • The only textbook offering a comprehensive overview of the Dutch political system.
  • Comparative and analytical perspective encourages critical, evaluative thinking.
  • Suitable for both students and scholars.
  • Extensive use of tables and figures illuminates key data.

  • Fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest developments, events and issues.
  • Cites the most recent data sources (e.g. national election study and parliamentary study).
  • Discusses latest proposals for constitutional reform.

1. The Country, the Nation, and the State
2. A Country of Minorities
3. Political Parties and the Party System
4. Elections
5. The Core Executive
6. Parliament
7. The Policy-Making Process
8. Multi-Level Governance
9. Economic and Welfare Policy
10. Foreign Policy
11. Evaluating Consensus Government.

This is the book that has taught me everything I have needed to know about politics and governance in the Netherlands and kept me fully informed about the latest developments with every new edition. This fifth edition offers accessible and sharp insights into the historical and present-day politics of this intriguing country. – Kris Deschouwer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Rich, multifaceted and up-to-date. Highly recommended for students and scholars who want to get acquainted with Dutch democracy. – Tom van der Meer, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Rudy B. Andeweg is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He studied political science at the University of Michigan and obtained his PhD at Leiden University. He has published on voting behaviour, political representation, legislative behaviour and coalition government, both in the Netherlands and from a comparative perspective. He has been Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research and is vice chair of the Dutch electoral commission.

 

Galen A. Irwin is Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Research Methods at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He studied at the University of Kansas and received his PhD from Florida University. He has taught at...

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Rudy B. Andeweg is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He studied political science at the University of Michigan and obtained his PhD at Leiden University. He has published on voting behaviour, political representation, legislative behaviour and coalition government, both in the Netherlands and from a comparative perspective. He has been Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research and is vice chair of the Dutch electoral commission.

 

Galen A. Irwin is Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Research Methods at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He studied at the University of Kansas and received his PhD from Florida University. He has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. He has published on political participation and voting behaviour.


Tom Louwerse is Associate Professor of Political Science At Leiden University, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in political science at Leiden University and later worked in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has published on legislative behaviour, political representation and elections.

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