Development of the postwar debate on European integration within the Dutch national parliament and political parties
01 / 2008 - unknown
To what extent could the Netherlands be considered a traditionally Eurofederalist country and in how far has this changed in the past two decades under the influence of the end of the Cold War, EU enlargement, the introduction of the euro, 9/11, the rise of the Fortuyn movement, etc.? What are the causes of the rejection of the European Constitution in 2005, seen from a post-1945 historical perspective? What is the position and weight of both parliament and political parties in the European debate and to what extent do they tend to follow the lead of the government?