The Inexorable Rise of Hybrid Organizations in The Netherlands
Today Germany and the Netherlands are two “most similar cases”. But they took very different routes towards modernity. While the Netherlands presents a textbook example for a modern society that early in the country’s history turned to pragmatism, Germany looks back upon a legacy of being stuck by ideology. Does pragmatism versus ideology still today holds sway? The concept of civil society serves as the focal point of reference for an in-depth comparison of the neighboring countries.
Written by Philip Karré and Taco Brandsen (Radboud Universiteit).