Force of Order and Methods An American View into the Dutch Directed Society

The Dutch, on the other hand, have less difficulty in living with the realities of the 20th century. There were in Dutch history forces that formed attitudes similar to our own. Heavily influenced by Calvinism, Dutch society developed a ...

   Force of Order and Methods        An American View into the Dutch Directed Society

The Netherlands is an unusual nation in many ways. It is not only that nearly half her land is below sea level. Nor is it that she is one of the world's most crowded lands; her more than 13 million people create a population density of about 1000 per square mile. Nor is it that half her national income is dependent upon world trade. Nor is it that so small a nation could achieve peace and prosperity with so little natural resources. What is most unusual is that the Netherlands has made such a rapid and total adjustment to the demands of modern technological society. In no small measure this was achieved by a deliberate policy of planning, direction, control and development. Its postwar history tells how a determined people under intelligent govern ment leadership rose from a broken economy to a level of economic and social development that places their society among the most modern in the world. The Netherlands is a success stor} that in some measure has been overlooked by a wider world. This will be an attempt to record her story, touching upon some of the causes and results of this success. The Netherlands is undoubtedly one of the most planning conscious of modern nations. This is not to say that the Dutch government or its people have any concept comparable to the totality of Soviet Five Year It might be more accurate to see Dutch planning as similar to Plans.

Force of Order and Methods An American view into the Dutch Directed Society

The Netherlands is undoubtedly one of the most planning conscious of modern nations. This is not to say that the Dutch government or its people have any concept comparable to the totality of Soviet Five Year Plans.

   Force of Order and Methods        An American view into the Dutch Directed Society

The Netherlands is an unusual nation in many ways. It is not only that nearly half her land is below sea level. Nor is it that she is one of the world's most crowded lands; her more than 13 million people create a population density of about 1000 per square mHe. Nor is it that half her national income is dependent upon world trade. Nor is it that so small anation could achieve peace and prosperity with so little natural resources. What is most unusual is that the Netherlands has made such a rapid and total adjustment to the demands of modern technological society. In no small measure this was achieved by a deliberate policy of planning, direction, control and development. Its postwar history teIls how a determined people under intelligent govern ment leadership rose from a broken economy to a level of economic and social development that places their society among the most modern in the world. The Netherlands is a success story that in some measure has been overlooked by a wider world. This will be an attempt to record her story, touching upon some of the causes and results of this success. The Netherlands is undoubtedly one of the most planning conscious of modern nations. This is not to say that the Dutch government or its people have any concept comparable to the totality of Soviet Five Year Plans.

Rule and Order Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century

M. (1976) Force of Order and Methods: An American View into Dutch Directed Society, Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague. Borger, G.J. (1992) "Draining - digging - dredging; the creation of a new landscape in the peat areas of the low countries" ...

Rule and Order Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century

This book is about an art in which the Netherlands excels: strategic planning. Foreign observers will need little convincing of the merits of Dutch planning. They will want to know whether routine explanations (small country, industrious, disciplined people hardened by the perennial fight against the sea) hold any water, and they will want to know where to look for the bag of tricks of Dutch planners. Dutch readers need to be convinced first that planning in the Netherlands is indeed effective before contemplating how this has come about. Our message for both is that, to the extent that Dutch planners do live in what others are inclined to see as a planners' paradise, it is a paradise carefully constructed and maintained by the planners themselves. This smacks of Bernard Shaw describing a profession as a conspiracy against laity. However, all knowledge and all technologies are 'socially constructed', meaning that they are the products of people or groups pursuing often conflicting aims and coming to arrangements about what is to pass as 'true' and 'good'. So this takes away the odium of Dutch planners having their own agenda. Positioning ourselves We are in the business of interpreting Dutch planning, and at the same time committed to improving it. This makes us part of the situation which we describe. This situation is characterized by the existence of two divergent traditions, urban design and the social-science discipline called 'planologie'.

The Development of the Dutch Welfare State

From Workers' Insurance to Universal Entitlement Robert H. Cox. Bendix, Reinhard. 1978. Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule. ... Force of Order and Methods: An American View into the Dutch Directed Society.

The Development of the Dutch Welfare State

The development of the Dutch welfare state in the Netherlands started later than in other Western European countries, but once it started, it grew at a spectacular rate. The development was so rapid that it catapulted the Dutch from being welfare laggards to being welfare leaders. Cox charts the course of this growth, from the nineteenth century to the present, placing the Dutch case within the larger theoretical discussion of welfare states. In so doing, Cox challenges the widely held assumption that welfare programs always represent the policies of the social democratic left. He demonstrates that it was not the left but the more centrist religious parties that built the Dutch welfare state in the 1960s. Even more curious is the fact that these same political forces had resisted the expansion of welfare programs throughout the first half of the twentieth century. In many ways, the Netherlands is a crucial test case for assumptions about the welfare state. Its system is one of the largest in the world, rivaling Sweden's as one that devotes the greatest share of public spending to social welfare. How does it compare to other countries? Do present theories of welfare state development fit the Dutch case? What can we learn from the experience of a small state? Cox makes a signal contribution in clarifying the historical record concerning a little-studied country and in advancing theoretical debate.

Welfare Services in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

Beijer , G and Oudegeest , J.J. , Some Aspects of Migration Problems in the Netherlands , Martinus Nijhoff , The Hague , 1952 . Blanken , Maurice C. , Force of Order and Methods and American View into the Dutch Directed Society ...

Welfare Services in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

In the years following World War II, the concept of State Welfare did seem to be the golden mean between Marxian revolution and laissez faire evolution in the human pursuit of social justice. Western democratic states that upheld the primacy of the individual and his liberty over that of the 'State' operationalized State responsibility for welfare on the basis of social policies compatible with their socio-political and economic systems. This resulted in the coming into existence of a large number of services rendered by the State to its citizens touching all aspects of their lives, cutting through informal, intermediary institutions, and developing a direct link with it. The focus of this study is on these services in two such states, i.e., the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Their provision and administration for ethnic minorities that form part of their national communities is dealt with in particular. The Netherlands and the United Kingdom have constitutional monarchical systems based on the sovereignty of the people. Liberalism is an underlying sociological base for their societies. Both had acquired overseas colonies which resulted in the settlement of people with ethnic origins different from their dominant group within their national communities. These factors make the two comparable. However, the ideological basis, social and economic forces and movements that led to the establishment of State welfare in the two states differ significantly. The study reveals that their particular ideological positions on State-Society relations have a significant impact on social policies adopted by them and in the modalities of their implementation. The British stand on assimilation in one dominant culture and the Dutch stand on integration with acceptance of pluralism throw up the genuine problems in the harmonization of social policy in a United Europe of the future.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

Force of Order and Methods. ” An American View into the Dutch Directed Society. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1976. Galema,Annemieke. Frisians to America, 1880—1949: With the Baggage of the Fatherland. Groningen: Regio Projekt, 1996.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

The Netherlands, frequently but erroneously called Holland, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In the past few decades, it has been undergoing many transformations made possible by its dynamic and fast-moving political landscape. It has shifted from fierce nationalism toward a self-image of tolerance and permissiveness: the national identity and self-consciousness has slowly eroded through decolonization and immigration. Unfortunately, several murders of prominent, controversial politicians have started yet another shift away from tolerance, and economic stagnation has bred pessimism. Nonetheless, despite many trials and tribulations, there has been real progress, and the Dutch have perhaps done a better job of coming to terms with their limitations than many others in the world. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands contains more than 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning the Netherlands' political, economic, and social system along with short biographies on important figures who have shaped the Netherlands' history. Supplementing the entries are a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography, making this a superb quick reference on the Netherlands.

Dirty Business

Greenwich, CT, London: JAI Press Inc. Allison, R.E. ( 1993) Global Disasters: Inquiries into Management Ethics. New York: PrenticeHall. ... Blanken, M. (1976) Force of Order and Methods: An American View into the Dutch Directed Society.

Dirty Business

Drawing on both theory and major case studies, this book provides a much-needed sociological and comparative analysis of the world of the manager in the context of misconduct within business organizations. Organizational misbehaviour and crime have been relatively neglected in the social sciences, particularly in business studies. Analyses have tended to be fragmentary, overly slanted towards narrow external views - such as those of legal control and public policy - and predominantly North American. Dirty Business rectifies this by offering a broad sociological perspective related to work, organizations and management, supported by a range of key international case studies. In developing his arguments, Maurice Punch draws on primary and secondary sources as well as his extensive personal experience of teaching and interacting with managers and in developing courses on crisis and disaster management.

Comparative Planning Cultures

Blanken, M. (1976), Force of Order and Methods: An American View into Dutch Directed Society, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. Boddy, Trevor (1983), “The Political Uses of Urban Design: The Jakarta Example,” in The Southeast Asian ...

Comparative Planning Cultures

Bringing together leading planning and urban scholars, and including fascinating international case studies, this unique book investigates urban planning across the world and in different cultures.

Dutch Culture in a European Perspective 1950 prosperity and welfare

Blanken , M.C. “ Force of Order and Methods " : An American View into Dutch Directed Society . The Hague 1976 . Bleijleve , D. , et al . ( eds . ) . Kunst en beweging : Vijftig jaar Federatie van Kunstenaarsverenigingen . Abcoude 1996 .

Dutch Culture in a European Perspective  1950  prosperity and welfare


Policing the Inner City

Black, D. J. and Reiss, A. J. (1970): 'Police Control of Juveniles', American Sociological Review, XXXV, 63–77. Blanken, M. (1976): Force of Order and Methods: An American View into the Dutch Directed Society (The Hague: Martinus ...

Policing the Inner City


The Economy and Politics of the Netherlands Since 1945

Blanken, M., Force of Order and Methods. An American View into Dutch directed Society, The Hague, 1976. C.P.B., Forecasts and Realization. The forecasts by the Netherlands Central Planning Bureau 1953–1963 (CPB Monograph no.

The Economy and Politics of the Netherlands Since 1945

There is relatively little information on The Netherlands written in the English language which is easily accessible to social science students and even less which is systematically assembled between the covers of a single book. This is unfortunate not only because The Netherlands is an important part of Western Europe but because the experience of The Netherlands in the way in which it has attempted to resolve the economic and political problems confronting it may help to shed valuable light on similar issues facing other European countries. The contributions for this volume were chosen with these considerations in mind. On the one hand the selection of topics was intended to provide an overall impression of the political and economic development of The Netherlands since the Second World War. Thus separate chapters are devoted to an examination of economic develop ment; counter-inflation, energy, regional and planning policies; pressure groups, electoral performance, cabinet formation and colonial and Euro pean policies. On the other hand, these areas for investigation were chosen to invite specific contrast with the experience of other European nations or to illustrate certain problems of political or economic theory. It is my pleasure to thank, first of all, the contributors themselves for the conscientious way in which they prepared their drafts which made my task as editor so much easier. Secondly, it will be apparent to even the most casual observer that I have contributed two chapters.

Tradition und Neugestaltung

... Yale 1969 ; M. BLANKEN , Force of Order and Methods . An American view into Dutch directed society , The Hague 1976 ; C.P.B. , 25 jaar Centraal Planbureau , The Hague 1970 . ARA , MR ( 570 ) Minutes of the economic 122.

Tradition und Neugestaltung


The Netherlands in Perspective

Blanken , Maurice C. , ' Force of Order and Methods ... ' An American View into the Dutch Directed Society . The Hague ; Nijhoff , 1976 . ( This is a thorough discussion of physical planning and its background , but only up to the ...

The Netherlands in Perspective

Voorbeeld hoe Nederland en z'n bewoners op gedegen wijze aan het buitenland gepresenteerd wordt of kan worden

Key to Economic Science

3-5701 Principles of statistics within the context of economics , using UK economic data . Role of statistics in analysing and ... Blanken , M.C. ' Force of order and methods ' ; an American view into the Dutch directed society .

Key to Economic Science

Review of abstracts on economics, finance, trade, industry, foreign aid, management, marketing, labour.

The Netherlands

469 Dutch planning pioneers and the conservation movement : a forgotten tradition in urban and regional planning in the ... Force of order and methods ' : an American view into the Dutch directed society . See item no . 379 . 995 .

The Netherlands


Occasional Paper

In At Issue : Politics in the Horld Arena . Ed . by Steven L. Spiegel . 2nd Ed . , pp . 418-21 . Blanken , Maurice . ( 1976 ) " Force of Order and Methods ... " An American View into the Dutch Directed Society .

Occasional Paper


Peace Profits and Principles

Blanken , Maurice C. Force of Order and Methods : An American View into the Dutch Directed Society . The Hague : Nijhoff , 1976 . Bleich , H.M. * Den Haag als Centrum van Internationale Berichtgeving .

Peace  Profits and Principles


Planning History and Methodology

Blanken , M. ( 1976 ) Force of Order and Methods : An American View into Dutch Directed Society , Martinus Nijhoff , The Hague . Breheny , M.J. ( 1991 ) " The renaissance of strategic planning ? " , Environment and Planning B : Planning ...

Planning History and Methodology

Planning as deliberate preparation for future action is as old as human history. Agricultural land allocation and cities were always planned, as were military warfare and defence. With the growing complexity of society in the 19th century, however, planning became a discipline and profession. Since then, not only has the perception of planning and its role in society undergone significant change, but its instruments and methods have also evolved. This collection of classic papers by leading individuals of their day reflects how thinking about planning has changed over time. It also includes seminal papers on the methodology of planning to show how sophisticated techniques have been developed to meet the diverse demands of planning in a rapidly changing world.

Books in Print

Evolution in the Genus " Bufo Blakely , Mary , ed . see Global Engineering Documents Blanken , M. C. Force of Order & Methods ... An Blair , Walter . Native American Humor . Stan . American View into the Dutch Directed Society .

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