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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Governance and Politics of the Netherlands

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137013484
Publication Date July 2009
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Comparative Government and Politics

This fully revised and updated new edition of the leading text on politics in the Netherlands explores the causes and impact of the distinctively Dutch quest for consensus and provides full coverage of recent developments and events.

RUDY B. ANDEWEG is Professor of Political Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

GALEN A. IRWIN is Professor of Political Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

The Country and its Constitution
A Country of Minorities
Political Parties and the Party System
The Core Executive
The Policy-Making Process
Multi-Level Governance
Economic and Welfare Policy
Foreign Policy
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Consensus Government


Reviews of previous editions
'Comprehensive yet clear, this book provides an excellent introduction to the government and politics of the Netherlands' - W. Maas, Choice
'Essential reading… This book is no ordinary textbook… Andeweg and Irwin attack the complexities and peculiarities of the Dutch system head on … [C]omprehensive yet compact… [it] should be read and used by anyone interested in Dutch Politics' - Steven Wolinetz, Acta Politica
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