Where should I start to be able to follow Dutch politics? I’ve never deepened myself and now it feels like I’m late.

I have long hesitated whether I could formulate an answer to what you are doing, Ozan.In addition, there are sensible suggestions: follow the news on TV and listen to the comments on the radio, read a few Dutch newspapers and/or opinion sheets (subscription, library, online, the pub, the GP) from View different corners of the world.

That I try to contribute, is because it would be so unfortunate if you did not take the step.For a functioning democracy, it is essential that people inform themselves and then vote, talk and react to what our government does.

A few thingies that I also find helpful to keep a little informed:

Google For what interests you, see how other countries deal with the problems.Consult Wikipedia.That is a real treasure trove of accessible information. Often the English gives a different accent or more detailed information on more general issues, but our Dutch Wikipedia is of course best if you want to explore typical Dutch problems or more general problems in a Dutch context. Also, do not forget the websites of official government organisations and (consumer) interest groups .

Quora itself is also a very nice tool to express your political interest and to test your ideas with those of others.Read political questions, read the answers, give an upvote if you became a wiser, write a reasoned comment if you find it aptly good or bad, ask a question in your comments if you don’t understand it. There are people here, such as Andre Rodenburg and Patrick Hochstenbach, who can really help you further.You could followthem or others who appeal to you.

However, voting pointers give an indication, but are mostly wish lists that have little relation to what the policy actually is going to do in our coalition system.An example is the almost Rutte by printed abolition of the dividend tax and the simultaneous increase of the VAT on necessary necessities of life. No Enke party-also not the VVD-had that put out in his electoral program, so that did not appear in the voting hands either.No one party wanted to say honestly: we think it is a good idea to make rich people richer and to have poor people run on them. This is the effect. And if there was not much social resistance and organised (is also political) then it was still a lot better than now, because only the half plan could be implemented.

I always say to people who are reluctant of politics: you can subtract your hands from politics, politics does not do that with you.Politics has been since time immemorial, far before the beginning of our era, the system that regulates how a society is regulated, how it intertwines, who has it for saying, how people relate to each other, to their government and to the world.

In A democracy you have responsibility for your own share in it.You would not be able to vote, but you can be sure that people who have very different interests than you, will vote and thus give a direction to the society you do not want.

No, that one party, which reflects exactly and in all details your vision, is not there.Just as good as no religion exactly represents your vision on all moral issues. But that is the art of living together: you deliver your contribution as well as possible from your own conviction and you accept that others make other accents. Sometimes you can convince them, often too. Then find the people with as much as possible the same vision as you have.

I myself have long been politically active.Not because I had consciously chosen that, but because in my journey through life I encountered rules, laws, beliefs and habits which I thought could be better. So for a long time I was in addition to my work in the healthcare sector, active member of a political party, Councellor and later employed fulltime as alderman. Now I am retired, but, among other things, as a member of a municipal advisory body, the Wmo Council, still involved in the public administration.

Dutch politics are inimitable.I read various answers about viewpoints and ballot and BlaBla. So you don’t have a flute.

If you want to understand Dutch politics you will have to understand that viewpoints melt as was for the sun in some parties in exchange for political gain.You will also have to realise that stacks of politicians are mainly for their own connections and interests. There are opportunities for a nice job after their period in national politics. Popular representation is a term from a grey past that has long been uncovering the load. You will have to look at conflicting interests and what importance will be given priority.

As for example, the abolition of the referendum by the party who once advocated the hardest.As opposed to all wishes and commotion in maintaining tax freedom for large companies by Mark Rutte. As with Flut’s excuses t脙 鲁 ch put your signature under an agreement with Ukraine while the people said 鈧?艙no. As 鈧?娄. etc, etc, etc.

Dutch politics cannot be understood by programmes.That would require integrity. A property that, thanks to self-interest and party discipline, is unfortunately only a few in politics in The Hague.

Do you want to understand politics?Follow the money!

‘, “I would start by regularly looking at the news and programs about current events.Then I would regularly read newspapers, preferably quality newspapers and preferably with a different political signature (you can Googelen). Furthermore, on Wikipedia, for example, you can read something about the views of the main parties (I think much better than party programs, which is far too detailed and also a bit of advertising for the own party). Finally, you can read about the various administrative battles (rural, county, municipality and sometimes part municipality) and the main political bodies second and First chamber, cabinet, provincial states, deputy States, city Council a College of B and W), you can all find it on Wikipedia. That strikes me as a good start.

“,” First look at where you stand and delve into the views of the parties that are in that direction.After that, you will look for the parties that are otherwise looking at it and you will deepen your counter arguments.

Politics starts with your own system of values.

What is important to you?Where do you stand in society? How tolerant are you in relation to others in terms of their societal, social and personal positioning.

A good point to start is the ‘ voice pointer ‘ https://stemwijzer.nl.

On the basis of clear positions relevant to the next elections-at present the European-gives you one whether or not you agree with this position.

Based on that ‘ rash ‘ you get the advice which party best suits you.

This doesn’t always have to feel ‘ correct ‘.Because sometimes it is wrongly a factor that you totally agree with, but which is not so important to you is more heavily weighted than you think.

An example.Actually, your views around education are not that interesting. Based on your opinion about education, the voice pointer thinks that your party X would be interesting. But the aliens policy of party X is totally out of your mind, while you find this point very important.

Just play with your answers that you have given earlier and do the voting again.

Remember, a party that suits you for 100% only exists for people who cannot think for themselves.You will never agree 100% with one party.But look for that party with which you most agree on points that are important to you.

Welcome to the Maze.You have found a challenge for the rest of your life!

On YouTube, you can find a debate on most of the parties about a subject you are addressing.Start the link below and you will get a rush course.

Political parties The Netherlands-YouTube

It’s never too late, but you ask a Liberarian (minarchist to be exact) so I tend to say that you can better deepen yourself in political philosophies such as libertarianism, for example.

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The Democracy beyond

There are several ways to get started with this.First of all, you can start reading newspapers. The best thing is that in the library, because there are most Dutch newspapers present and you can compare the news. What you do not understand you can look up on the Internet. If you do this daily, you’ll soon find that your political consciousness will move forward,

I cannot give a very good advice.Quantum mechanics seems to me to be something very easy to understand compared to the lowland politics. I have still witnessed the obligation to return the voting card to the polling station. Dutch politics are heavily linked to the arrangements of the European Union. There is a book the European Union for Dummies and that is already a heavy cost.

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