2004
Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2588-8277
  • E-ISSN: 2667-162X

Abstract

FOR THE KING, BUT IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE

The Dutch conservatives in the nineteenth century used the concept of (the people’s king) to legitimize their defence of royal prerogatives against the increasing power of parliament. This concept emphasized the bond between monarch and people and depicted the political elite as a threat to both. Based on a study of the conservative newspaper , this article argues that the idea of the was developed into a more populist argument in which the people became the sovereign who had to be protected against the rotten elite in parliament.

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