Dichotoom in Dialoog? Lokale referenda in Nederland

Koen van der Krieken, Laurens de Graaf

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Abstract

This article is about local referenda in the Netherlands. Based on extensive empirical research the authors make clear how the local referendum in the Dutch democracy has developed not only in time and practice, but also how we can interpret the referendum theoretically. They show how in scientific literature, but also in practice, they are still looking for the meaning of the local referendum for Dutch local democracy. The authors also show that the practice of Dutch local referenda is searching, varied and in continuous development. Since 1906 193 local referenda are organized in the Netherlands. By far most referenda took place after the nineties of the last century. Local referenda are a local democratic ‘domain’, that will be explored in the Netherlands in the coming years. Last year a lot of attention has been given to the (local) referendum in the domain of legislation. The process of legislation has not been finished yet. The authors believe this offers an unique opportunity to share the available knowledge and experience about referenda and debate the adequate filling in and anchoring of the (local) referendum. This is a task for scientists, administrators and politicians alike.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)46-70
Number of pages25
JournalBestuurswetenschappen
Volume2015
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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van der Krieken, Koen ; de Graaf, Laurens. / Dichotoom in Dialoog? Lokale referenda in Nederland. In: Bestuurswetenschappen. 2015 ; Vol. 2015, No. 2. pp. 46-70.
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van der Krieken, K & de Graaf, L 2015, 'Dichotoom in Dialoog? Lokale referenda in Nederland', Bestuurswetenschappen, vol. 2015, no. 2, pp. 46-70.

Dichotoom in Dialoog? Lokale referenda in Nederland. / van der Krieken, Koen; de Graaf, Laurens.

In: Bestuurswetenschappen, Vol. 2015, No. 2, 01.06.2015, p. 46-70.

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