Provincializing the Dutch State: South Holland in the 19th Century

Administory. Journal for the History of Public Administration

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Title Provincializing the Dutch State: South Holland in the 19th Century
 
Creator Couperus, Stefan
Kaal, Harm
Randeraad, Nico
Trigt, Paul van
 
Subject Geschichte; Verwaltung; Verwaltungsgeschichte
History; Netherlands; South-Holland
 
Description In contrast to the image of the Netherlands as a solid state since the early modern period, this article argues that Dutch statehood was the product of a hard won process that required a good part of the nineteenth century to reach some sort of administrative consolidation. We look at state building from a decentered perspective, not so much from above or below, but rather from the middle, concentrating ourselves on the province of South-Holland, and from within, foregrounding the piecemeal fine-tuning of the administrative system at the provincial level. We show that every administrative intervention had a spatial element or – to put it differently – created its own spatiality. The province, in that sense, was not a fixed territorial entity, but an amalgamation of spatial properties, depending on the administrative issue at stake. 
 
Publisher Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung
 
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Date 2017-09-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://adhi.univie.ac.at/index.php/adhi/article/view/1801
 
Source Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte; Bd. 2 (2017): Staat, Verwaltung und Raum im langen 19. Jahrhundert | The State, Administration and Space in the long 19th Century
ADMINISTORY. Journal for the History of Public Administration; Bd. 2 (2017): Staat, Verwaltung und Raum im langen 19. Jahrhundert | The State, Administration and Space in the long 19th Century
2519-1187
 
Language eng
 
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Coverage Netherlands; South-Holland
1800-1914

 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Nico Randeraad, Stefan Couperus, Harm Kaal, Paul van Trigt
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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