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Nationalism as Negotiation and Interaction
Journal Title: MEMORIA E RICERCA  
Author/s: Henk te Velde, Anne Petterson 
Year:  2013 Issue: 42 Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 51-67 FullText PDF:  132 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MER2013-042005
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‘Orangism’ and Nation Building in the Netherlands in the 19th Century In the Netherlands a popular attachment to the later royal family existed even before its accession to the throne in 1813-1815. In the second half of the nineteenth century this popular ‘Orangism’ was stimulated by Liberal politics, commerce and the House of Orange itself and it was used as a means to overcome socio-religious divisions. In this case nation building appears to be much more a process of negotiation and interaction between social classes and groups rather than a top-down process, as it has often been presented. The case of the Dutch monarchy demonstrates the shift from an early nineteenth-century state-centred type of nation building, in which the monarchy played an important political role, to a more societal type of nationalism that wanted to please and mobilize the masses. Around 1900 Dutch nationalism would reach a peak and it was hard to conceive of an element of cultural nation building that did not involve the monarchy.
Keywords: The Netherlands, monarchy, nationalism, nation building, "Orangism"

Henk te Velde, Anne Petterson, Nationalism as Negotiation and Interaction in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 42/2013, pp. 51-67, DOI:10.3280/MER2013-042005


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