Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

Civic Education and Contested Democracy

Towards a Pedagogic State in the Netherlands post 1945

Authors: de Jong, Wim

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  • Explores citizenship education and democracy in the Netherlands in the twentieth century
  • Demonstrates how citizens, social movements and political elites have articulated their own notions of democracy
  • Focusing on what democracy means practically in society, this book will be of interest to scholars of citizenship education and post-war Dutch political history
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This book explores citizenship education and democracy in the Netherlands. From the Second World War to the present day, debates about civic education and democracy have raged in the country: this book demonstrates how citizens, social movements and political elites have articulated their own notions of democracy. Civic education illustrates democracy as an essentially contested concept – the transmission of political ideals highlights conflicting democratic values and a problem of paternalism. Ultimately, who dictates what democracy is, and to whom? As expectations of citizens rise, they are viewed more and more as objects of a pedagogical project, itself a controversial notion. Focusing on what democracy means practically in society, this book will be of interest to scholars of citizenship education and post-war Dutch political history.

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Wim de Jong is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Open University of Heerlen, the Netherlands. His research interests include the history of voting, social scientific experts, and urban social engineering, and he has published widely on these topics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civic Education and Contested Democracy
Book Subtitle
Towards a Pedagogic State in the Netherlands post 1945
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56298-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56298-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56297-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
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