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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Politics of the Netherlands
Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard van Oranje-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), is the Queen of the Netherlands and a princess of Orange-Nassau and Lippe-Biesterfeld.
The Estates-General (Staten-Generaal) is the parliament of the Netherlands.
Politics of the Netherlands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy and a constitutional monarchy, where the prime minister of the Netherlands is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system with about 15 parties at national elections.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Politics-of-the-Netherlands   (1689 words)

  
 Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlɑnt/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low countries" or "low lands") and is popularly known for its windmills, clogs (wooden shoes), dikes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Political scientists consider the Netherlands to be a classic example of a consociational state, traditionally explained by the necessity since the early middle ages for different social groups to cooperate in order to fight the water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Netherlands   (4269 words)

  
 Politics of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Netherlands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy and a constitutional monarchy, where the prime minister of the Netherlands is the chairman of the council of ministers, and of a pluriform multi-party system with about 15 parties at national elections.
Before 1917, the Netherlands had a first past the post constituency system with census suffrage (per the constitution of 1814), in which only wealthy men had the right to vote (in practice 15% of the men).
The prime minister of the Netherlands is the head of the cabinet, and, as such, coordinates the policy of the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Netherlands   (3691 words)

  
 Netherlands Antilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status apart", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
The head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
A large part of the Netherlands Antilleans descends from European colonists and African slaves that were brought and traded here from the 17th to 19th century.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Netherlands_Antilles   (1123 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Constitution of the Netherlands
William II of the Netherlands was increasingly nervous because of the revolts in the rest of Europe, and appointed a state commission headed by Johan Thorbecke to draft the new constitution.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands comprises the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
Beatrix is the daughter of the late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Prince of.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Constitution-of-the-Netherlands   (1089 words)

  
 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Netherlands is one of the most populated and geographically low-lying countries in the (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikes windmills wooden shoes tulips and perceived social tolerance.
The English adjective and noun for "from the Netherlands" or "a from the Netherlands" is "Dutch".
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen" consisting of Saba Sint Maarten Sint Eustatius Bonaire and Curaçao capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad) all in the Caribbean Sea are self-governing parts of the Kingdom the Netherlands.
www.freeglossary.com /The_Netherlands   (1846 words)

  
 Netherlands : NL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Netherlands : NL The Netherlands (Nederland in Dutch) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes, windmills, and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands have been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
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 Politics of the Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Netherlands Antilles and Aruban Parliaments will issue a joint statement to the local and international press in which they will express their disapproval of the intentions of the Dutch Government to agree...
Parliament will be doing great injustice to the people of the Netherlands Antilles if it goes through with the treatment of additions to Book III of the Civil Code regarding undivided properties without first...
The idea to approach the Dutch Government directly for financial aid to dismantle the Netherlands Antilles and give the islands the new statuses within the Kingdom they desire is a good one.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Politics_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles.html   (615 words)

  
 Politics of the netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 The Netherlands
I read that The Netherlands is a very liberal country in that they allow legal prostitution, the legal sale and use of drugs, and also have welcomed thousands of Islamist immigrants into their country, at least until recently.
There were young persons, who were born in the Netherlands, spoke Dutch and even dressed in a Western style who said "I have never ever talked with a white Dutchman before in my life [referring to the fact the interviewer was a white Dutchman].
I believe you were innocent enough to think that people from a different country would go to the Netherlands with gratitude in their hearts, and become good citizens.
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 Politics of the Netherlands Antilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Netherlands Antilles, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic country, whereby the prime minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Jurisdiction, including appeal, lies with the Common Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba and the Supreme Court of Justice in the Netherlands.
An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in the Netherlands Antilles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles   (398 words)

  
 National Pride, Politics, And The Netherlands
Strangely in a country that boasts (justifiably boasts) that it is a country that embraces freedom of speech whole-heartedly, there is a group of people who think that freedom of speech is fine, as long as it is in agreement with their political points of view.
Now if that goes against the views of this political group in the US, they forget about freedom of speech and they take take it upon themselves to seek revenge to all who oppose their views, even if their only crime is disagreeing (in words only) with the current US administration.
And lets be honest, if US politics was indeed as exiting and the envy of all the world, how come in most western nations the voter participation is way higher than in the USA.
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 Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in their name).
In 1954, the islands were promoted from colony to a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The largest part of the Netherlands Antilleans - about 85% - descends from the African slaves that were brought and traded here from the 17th to 19th century.
www.xasa.us /wiki/en/wikipedia/n/ne/netherlands_antilles.html   (898 words)

  
 The end of consensus politics in the Netherlands Part III: The historical roots of consensus politics
This is the last part of a three-part article on the political background to the decline of social democracy and the rise of the right-wing populist movement headed by the late Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands.
Owing to the necessity of uniting all social layers, all denominations and language groups in the struggle for liberation from Spanish oppression, the Union of Utrecht was expressly established in 1579 on the principle of religious freedom and tolerance towards dissidents.
In the Netherlands, it is the working class that has the task of defending democratic principles, one of the most important of which is the right to move freely throughout the world to find work and a place to live.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/aug2002/neth-a26.shtml   (1703 words)

  
 Politics of the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The prime minister of the Netherlands (Dutch Minister-president or premier) is the head of the cabinet as such coordinates the policy of the Although formally no special powers are assigned prime minister functions as the "face" of government to the public.
The Constitution of the Netherlands does not permit somebody to be member of both cabinet and the lower so any cabinet members appointed from the are replaced from the party lists.
Political pressure groups and leaders: Federation of Netherlands Trade Union Movement Socialist and Catholic trade unions) and a trade union; Federation of Catholic and Protestant Associations; Interchurch Peace Council or IKV; large firms; the nondenominational Federation of Netherlands Enterprises
www.freeglossary.com /Netherlands/Politics   (1420 words)

  
 Biblography on Party Politics in the Netherlands, 1950-1962
In light of the communal (verzuild) nature of Dutch society and politics, where each socio-religious group has its own party, it is not surprising that the "party composition" codes (3--) are overrepresented in relation to the others.
The "political history of the party" code (140) is used frequently because the major parties have deep roots in Dutch history.
For foreigners the issues of Dutch politics do not seem to arouse feelings of relevance to personal political views, although Catholics are sympathetic to the idea of a Catholic political party.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1980/Book/PART3/26-NetherlandsBib.html   (984 words)

  
 Prime Minister of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Minister-President in Dutch) is the chairman of the council of ministers and active executive authority of the Dutch government.
Although formally no special powers are assigned, the Prime Minister functions as the "face" of the cabinet of the Netherlands.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles: Emily de Jongh-Elhage
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_the_Netherlands   (185 words)

  
 The end of consensus politics in the Netherlands--Part I: The legacy of Wim Kok's Social Democratic government
This is the first of a three-part article on the political background to the decline of social democracy and the rise of the right-wing populist movement headed by the late Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands.
This, in itself, is an expression of the decay of bourgeois politics, the parliamentary parties and the media.
Henceforth, the object of “consensus politics” was no longer to be the improvement of social conditions, but rather budget cuts directed against workers, the unemployed, the sick and pensioners—cuts carefully negotiated and worked out in detail by the governing parties, trade unions, churches, businessmen and other lobby groups.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/aug2002/neth-a23.shtml   (1981 words)

  
 Politics of the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In practice the cabinet requires the support of the lower house, otherwise it would not have any influence over legislation, so the Monarch will ask the representatives to form a coalition whichwill select a cabinet.
The Constitutionof the Netherlands does not permit somebody to be a member of both cabinet and the lower house, so any cabinet membersappointed from the house are replaced from the party lists.
Political pressure groups and leaders: Federation of Netherlands Trade Union Movement (comprising Socialistand Catholic trade unions) and a Protestant trade union; Federation of Catholic and Protestant Employers Associations;Interchurch Peace Council or IKV; large multinational firms; the nondenominational Federation of Netherlands Enterprises
www.therfcc.org /politics-of-the-netherlands-73265.html   (1325 words)

  
 Politics Of The Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
by rioting, in the Netherlands they are using the ballot box.
The Washington Post's coverage of the immigration issue, from the politics of revising the...
Politics aside, the match was one of the most exciting of the tournament, introducing the...
www.wikiverse.org /politics-of-the-netherlands   (1528 words)

  
 Safety Abroad Handbook -- How to Get There... and Back   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When preparing to study abroad in the Netherlands, it is important to gain a balanced perspective.
Students may find it extremely helpful to do some research before going to the Netherlands; understanding a country's culture, laws, customs, politics, etc. can be tremendously important.
Students are encouraged to read through the information on the Netherlands, and visit other recommended sites provided in each section.
www.lmu.edu /globaled/netherlands/intro.html   (393 words)

  
 Politics of the Netherlands Antilles
Dependency status: part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954
Administrative divisions: none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Constitution: 29 December 1954, Statute of the Realm of the Netherlands, as amended
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 Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The third-year business management student at the University of the Netherlands Antilles told Judge Frank Wieland he had been approached at Kurá Hulanda Hotel...
The idea to approach the Dutch Government directly for financial aid to dismantle the Netherlands Antilles and give the islands the new statuses within the...
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
www.wikiverse.org /netherlands-antilles   (922 words)

  
 BBC News | EUROPE | Analysis: How will Fortuyn be remembered?
Pim Fortuyn stepped onto the Dutch national political centre-stage in February, when he founded his anti-immigration party, the Pim Fortuyn List, and by early May he was dead.
In those three months he transformed the dull, predictable politics of the Netherlands.
His death leaves the Netherlands badly divided, angry, and frightened at what has happened to the peaceful quality of political life.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/1974184.stm   (555 words)

  
 Netherlands Embassy - Washington DC - Welcome
Welcome to The Royal Netherlands Embassy Washington, D.C. The web sites for the Royal Netherlands Embassy and its Consulates General are established to serve Dutch, US, and other citizens and to provide information about the Netherlands, its people, society, economy, government, policies and institutions.
Statement by Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States
Statement by H.E. Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Governor of Alabama’s call for a travel boycott to Aruba related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway
www.netherlands-embassy.org /homepage.asp   (429 words)

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