Interest Groups and (Neo-)Corporatism

Consensus-seeking as a characteristic of Dutch politics is not confined to political parties. With regard to the relations between interest groups and government, the Netherlands has variously been defined as a „harmony model”, an example of neo-corporatism, or, more recently, as a „poldermodel”. See for example:

  • J. Oldersma, The Corporatist Channel and Civil Society in the Netherlands, in: J. van Deth (ed.), Private Groups and Public Life; Civil Society, Voluntary Involvement and Democratic Politics, London: Routledge, 1997, pp. 144-262
  • B.A.W. Snels, Political Mechanisms and Institutional Interaction: Politics in the Dutch Economy. Utrecht: PhD. thesis University of Utrecht, 1997
  • J. Visser and A. Hemerijck, A Dutch Miracle: Job Growth, Welfare Reform and Corporatism in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1997
  • A. Hemerijck and K. van Kersbergen, A Miraculous Model? Explaining the New Politics of the Welfare State in the Netherlands, Acta Politica, Vol. 32 (1997), pp. 258-280
  • J.J. Woldendorp, Neo-Corporatism as a Strategy for Conflict Regulation in the Netherlands (1970-1990), Acta Politica, Vol. 30 (1995), pp. 121-151
  • A.C. Hemerijck, Corporatist Immobility in the Netherlands. In: C. Crouch and F. Traxler (eds.), Organized Industrial Relations in Europe: What Future? Aldershot: Avebury, 1995
  • J. Visser, The Netherlands: the End of an Era and the End of a System. In: R. Hyman and A. Ferner (eds.), Industrial Relations in the New Europe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1992, pp. 323-356
  • J. Visser, Continuity and Change in Dutch Industrial Relations. In: G. Baglioni and C. Crouch (eds.), European Industrial Relations: the Challenge of Flexibility. London: Sage, 1990
  • S.B. Wolinetz, Socio-Economic Bargaining in the Netherlands: Redefining the Postwar Policy Coalition, in: H. Daalder and G.A. Irwin, Politics in the Netherlands: How Much Change?, London: Cass, 1989, pp. 79-98 (also published in West European Politics, Vol.12:4 (1989)). 
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