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Author Jong, Wim de.
Title Civic education and contested democracy : towards a pedagogic state in the Netherlands post 1945 / Wim de Jong.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

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Author Jong, Wim de.
Series Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Palgrave studies in global citizenship, education and democracy.
Subject Education and state -- Netherlands.
Education -- Netherlands -- History.
Education and state.
Education -- History.
Description 1 online resource (254 p.).
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Moralizing citizens. Democracy and civic education during reconstruction (1945-1950) -- Chapter 3: Tolerance and individuality. Debating democracy in the 1950s -- Chapter 4: No country for old men. Contesting authority in the 1960s -- Chapter 5: Participation and indoctrination. Education and democracy in the long 1970s -- Chapter 6: Moralism and hedonism. Towards a pedagogical state since the 1980s -- Chapter 7: Outlook.
Summary 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. 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.
ISBN 9783030562984 (electronic bk.)
3030562980 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-56298-4
OCLC # 1204137884
Additional Format Print version: de Jong, Wim Civic Education and Contested Democracy : Towards a Pedagogic State in the Netherlands Post 1945 Cham : Springer International Publishing AG,c2020 9783030562977

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