The Transfer of Parliamentary Ideals to Civil Society in the Netherlands in the 1970s

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Contemporary narratives of the development of Western democracy assume a decline of parliament since the 1970s. In the Netherlands however, parliament retains a crucial role, as a history of parliament in its political-cultural context shows: parliament’s claim to be the central stage for democratic representation is sustained through receptivity, assertiveness and dissemination. First, the perceived crisis induces MPs to develop an open, receptive attitude towards the representation of new societal interests within parliament. In some respects, parliament becomes a battleground for social movements during the 1970s. Secondly, the ambivalent response of parliament to rival representative claims is examined, focusing on the introduction of the ombudsman. Finally, this contribution shows how democratization in student and works councils in practice amounts to expanding parliamentarism and its values of deliberation and majority decision-making in society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800
EditorsRemieg Aerts, Carla van Baalen, Henk te Velde, H. van der Steen, M.-L. Recker
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Chapter12
Pages219-238
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030277055
ISBN (Print)9783030277048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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SeriesPalgrave Studies in Political History

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de Jong, W. P. T. (2019). The Transfer of Parliamentary Ideals to Civil Society in the Netherlands in the 1970s. In R. Aerts, C. van Baalen, H. te Velde, H. van der Steen, & M-L. Recker (Eds.), The Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800 (pp. 219-238). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. Palgrave Studies in Political History https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27705-5_12
de Jong, W.P.T. / The Transfer of Parliamentary Ideals to Civil Society in the Netherlands in the 1970s. The Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800. editor / Remieg Aerts ; Carla van Baalen ; Henk te Velde ; H. van der Steen ; M.-L. Recker. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2019. pp. 219-238 (Palgrave Studies in Political History).
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The Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800. ed. / Remieg Aerts; Carla van Baalen; Henk te Velde; H. van der Steen; M.-L. Recker. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2019. p. 219-238 (Palgrave Studies in Political History).

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de Jong WPT. The Transfer of Parliamentary Ideals to Civil Society in the Netherlands in the 1970s. In Aerts R, van Baalen C, te Velde H, van der Steen H, Recker M-L, editors, The Ideal of Parliament in Europe Since 1800. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2019. p. 219-238. (Palgrave Studies in Political History). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27705-5_12