The Reform of the Political Executive in Dutch Local Government

  • Bas Denters
  • Pieter-Jan Klok
  • Henk van der Kolk
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Abstract

Following the Local Government Act of 1851 in the Netherlands, the legislative and executive primacy in the local political arena rested with the municipal council, an elected body that represented the local citizenship. In 2002, however, the then newly elected municipal councils were confronted with a radically revised legal setting. This paper assesses the implications of the 2002 reform for the role of the political executive in Dutch local government.

Keywords

Coherence Arena Tral Lost Reformer 

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© Rikke Berg and Nirmala Rao 2005

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  • Bas Denters
  • Pieter-Jan Klok
  • Henk van der Kolk

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