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Author: Maartje M. Abbenhuis
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: world, war, first, netherlands, staying, neutral, art
Number of Pages: 425
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9053568182
ISBN-13: 9789053568187

An insightful account of the challenges of neutrality in an era of total war, The Art of Staying Neutral shows how the Netherlands remained peaceful throughout World War I. This sustained neutrality, Maartje Abbenhuis demonstrates, was the result of many factors, including masterly diplomacy, careful adherence to international laws and a decisive measure of good fortune. Neutrality, however, did not come without considerable costs to the nation’s economy and security.                This book is a major contribution both to the study of neutrality and the domestic history of th

Author: Emmeline Besamusca
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: netherlands, society, culture, dutch, discovering
Number of Pages: 305
Published: 2009-09-01
ISBN-10: 9089641009
ISBN-13: 9789089641007

What are the most salient and sparkling facts about the Netherlands that those interested in its history need to know? This volume tackles the heart of this question of Dutch identity through a number of essential themes that run through the culture, history, and society of the Netherlands. Running the gamut from the Randstad to the Dutch Golden Age, from William of Orange to Anne Frank, Discovering the Dutch uses a series of charming vignettes written by academic experts in their fields in order to address historical and contemporary issues such as immigration, tolerance, and the struggle aga

Author: The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: digital, policy, media
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 2006-05-15
ISBN-10: 9053568263
ISBN-13: 9789053568262

Traditionally, the Netherlands has enjoyed status as a test market for new media. But in the past decade, such innovations have been severely hampered by questions about the future of public broadcasting. This issue has led to abundant political grandstanding, but little in the way of definitive policymaking. In February 2005, the Scientific Council for Government Policy published a report with practical policy suggestions. Media Policy for the Digital Age summarizes the Council’s recommendations, giving readers outside the Netherlands insight into the issues at stake and possible solutions,

Author: Christoffer Green-Pedersen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: retrenchment, denmark, netherlands, state, welfare, justification, party, competition, politics
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9053565906
ISBN-13: 9789053565902

Christoffer Green-Pedersen's insightful examination of political party strategy in Europe reveals strong links between party consensus and policy retrenchment, arguing that the former allows governments to frame retrenchment in a way that justifies it to the electorate. In the Netherlands, Green-Pedersen shows, such consensus emerged in the mid-1980s, allowing the government to implement a number of welfare retrenchments; in Denmark, consensus did not emerge until the Social Democratic Party re-entered government in 1993, leading to less welfare-state retrenchment than in the Netherlands.

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: oecd, reviews, territorial, netherlands, randstad, holland
Number of Pages: 242
Published: 2007-04-13
ISBN-10: 9264007938
ISBN-13: 9789264007932

The Randstad is a poly-centric urban area in western Netherlands, comprising Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and several smaller cities. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the OECD, and has developed into an advanced urban ...

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: netherlands, review, countries, iea, policies, energy
Number of Pages: 151
Published: 2004-07-06
ISBN-10: 9264107959
ISBN-13: 9789264107953

The Netherlands is to be commended for the pragmatism and innovativeness of its energy policy. It has provided the country with secure energy supply and economic benefits arising from competition but with due regard paid to environmental issues. The major challenges are the reorganisation of the gas market structure and curbing the growth of energy demand in the transport sector. 

Author: Anne-Laure van Bruaene
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: zuidelijke, nederlanden, cultuur, stedelijke, wille, rederijkerskamers, beters
Number of Pages: 378
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 9053565612
ISBN-13: 9789053565612

In the 15th and 16th century a special institute developed in Flanders and Brabant: the chamber of rhetoric. Regular citizens started theater and lyricks, in small closed groups and in public. This study gives an overview of 227 chambers of rhetoric, the rhetorical culture in the Southern Netherlands and gives a fresh new look on the cultural history of the Netherlands.
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