|Author (Person)||Michels, Ank|
|Series Title||European Governance Papers (EUROGOV)|
|Series Details||No. C-07-01, February 20, 2007|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Democracies in Europe differ in what they see as being at the core of the democratic system. In some countries, citizen participation constitutes the fundamental tenet of democracy; in others, democracy is closely linked to pluralism and the protection of minorities. This paper tries to identify certain core principles of the Dutch democratic system that are reflected in the institutions and political culture that have to come to define the democratic system and are derived from the intellectual context in which the system emerged. It does so by asking two questions.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Netherlands|