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Governance and Politics of the Netherlands (Comparative Government and Politics)

Governance and Politics of the Netherlands (Comparative Government and Politics)
Author: Rudy B. Andeweg - Galen A. Irwin
ISBN 13: 9780230580459
ISBN 10: 230580459
Edition: Third Edition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2009-08-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $46.00

In a country dedicated to consensus and political stability, it was not supposed to happen, but it did. In 2002 right-wing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was shot to death by an animal-rights activist nine days before a major election, an event which revealed how fragile that consensus and stability actually were. Andeweg and Irwin (both political science, Leiden U.) provide an up-to-date analysis of the situation in The Netherlands as it now stands after the assassination and the flurry of reforms that followed, starting with basic information about the methods of governance and the resulting political parties and party system, social and economic policy, foreign policy. They also carefully describe the electorate, which is remarkably diverse in ethnic identity and political persuasion, and the possible effects of the recent events on the consensual tradition of Dutch governance. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR