Political Parties: General

Documentation on Dutch political parties is archived at the Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (DNPP), University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 52, NL-9712 GL Groningen. This centre also publishes an annual yearbook in Dutch, but with occasional chapters in English. On the centre, see: G. Voerman, The National Archives of Dutch Political Parties. In: G. Buchstab (ed.), Das Gedächtnis der Parteien; Parteiarchive in Europa,Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 1996, pp. 44-50.

Extensive data on Dutch party organizations can be found in: R.A. Koole and H. van de Velde, The Netherlands. In: R.S. Katz and P. Mair (eds.), Party Organisations in Western Democracies 1960-1990: a Data Handbook. London: Sage, 1992, pp. 617-731.


On (developments in) party organization, party membership, and party finance, see:

  • A.C.Tan, Party Transformation and Party Membership Decline: the Case of the Netherlands. In: G. Voerman (ed.), DNPP Jaarboek 1997, Groningen: DNPP, 1998, pp. 221-237
  • R.A. Koole, Dutch Political Parties: Money and the Message. In: H.E. Alexander and R. Shiratori (eds.), Comparative Political Finance Among the Democracies. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994
  • R.A. Koole, The Vulnerability of the Modern Cadre Party in the Netherlands. In: R.S. Katz and P. Mair (eds), How Parties Organize: Change and Adaptation in Party Organizations in Western Democracies. London: Sage 1994, pp. 278-303
  • R.A. Koole, The Specifics of Dutch Political Parties, The Netherlands Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 29 (1993), pp. 164-182
  • M. Leijenaar, A Battle for Power; Selecting Candidates in the Netherlands. In: J. Lovenduski and P. Norris (eds.), Gender and Political Parties, London: Sage, 1993, pp. 205-230 (also see the entries on legislative recruitment, ad 3.4)
  • M.L. Zielonka-Goei, Members Marginalising Themselves? Intra-Party Participation in the Netherlands, West European Politics, Vol. 15:2 (1992), pp. 93-107.

Most publications confine themselves to the major parties. The balance is redressed somewhat by: P. Lucardie, Fragments from the Pillars: Small Parties in the Netherlands. In: G. Pridham (ed.), Small Parties in Western Europe,London: Sage, 1991, pp. 115-134.

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