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Political Culture: General

Many of the publications listed under voting behaviour (ad 5.3) and under verzuiling and consociational democracy (ad 7.1) contain material that is relevant for those interested in Dutch political culture. In addition, see for the distribution of beliefs and attitudes, for example:

  • C.P. Middendorp, Authoritarianism: Personality and Ideology, Their Political Relevance and Relationship to Left-Right Ideology in the Netherlands (1970-1985), European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 24 (1993), pp. 211-228
  • P. Dekker and P. Ester, Social and Political Attitudes in Dutch Society: Theoretical Perspectives and Survey Evidence, Rijswijk/The Hague: SCP/VUGA, 1993
  • C.P. Middendorp, Ideology in Dutch politics. The democratic system reconsidered 1970-1985. (Assen/Maastricht: Van Gorcum, 1991)
  • H. Kriesi, The Structure of Belief Systems in the Dutch General Public, European Sociological Review, Vol.6 (1990), pp. 165-180. 

On political alienation, see: S.A.H. Denters and P.A.T.M. Geurts, Aspects of Political Alienation; an Exploration of Their Differential Origins and Effects, Acta Politica, Vol.28 (1993), pp. 445-469.

There has recently been a debate on non-response bias in the measurement of aspects of political alienation:

  • R.J. Voogt, W.E. Saris and B. Niemöller, Non-Response and the Gulf Between the Public and the Politician, Acta Politica, Vol.33 (1998), pp. 250-280
  • R.B. Andeweg and J. van Holsteyn, A Hidden Confidence Gap? The Question of Non-Response Bias in Measuring Political Interest, The Netherlands Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 32 (1996), pp. 127-142.

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