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Paul Vermeer and Peer Scheepers

1 Introduction Is there still a future for institutional religion in the Netherlands? This question is likely to emerge if one looks at the longitudinal developments regarding the various Christian denominations in the Netherlands. Once an undeniably Christian nation, today the Netherlands

Managing Mosques in the Netherlands

Constitutional versus Culturalist Secularism

Oskar Verkaaik and Pooyan Tamimi Arab

What in the Netherlands is known as the ‘Islam debate’ or—more euphemistically—the question of religious diversity, has gradually developed into a conflict in the practice of local governance about the meaning of secularism. Take for instance the issue of new mosque construction. Few such

Alexandra Mullock and Suzanne Ost

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157180911X564570 European Journal of Health Law 18 (2011) 163-189 Pushing the Boundaries of Lawful Assisted Dying in the Netherlands? Existential Suffering and Lay Assistance Suzanne Ost a , * and Alexandra Mullock b, * a Law School

International Publishing in the Netherlands, 1933-1945

German Exile, Scholarly Expansion, War-Time Clandestinity


Hendrik Edelman

International publishing in the Netherlands had a glorious tradition in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A remarkable revival took place after 1933, when several Dutch publishers began to issue books written by exiles of the Nazi regime in the German language. The decline of German scholarly and scientific publishing during the same time inspired a number of other Dutch publishers to expand their programs or start new ones. As the English language became more prominent internationally, enterprising Dutch publishers began to explore these markets as well. After the Germans invaded the Netherlands, a number of printers began to produce finely printed books and pamphlets in many languages clandestinely, as an act of defiance or to raise money for underground causes. This book documents these trends and events in the form of a series of bio-bibliographical portraits of the major participating publishers.

Esther Van Eijk

This is the story of Naseem, 1 a twenty-nine-year-old Dutch-born woman of Pakistani origin who grew up and lives in a city in the southwest of the Netherlands. When she was twenty-three, she met Faisal, a Dutch-born man whose parents were Pakistani. They were engaged after a short courtship and

Gohar Karapetian and Brigit Toebes

how the Dutch courts have assessed the relevant FCTC guidelines and recommendations. Article 8.2 FCTC in the Netherlands: CAN I and CAN II The First CAN Case: Exemption of the Total Smoking Ban in Small Cafes; Article 8.2 Legally Enforceable In July 2008, an amendment to the Dutch Tobacco

Michel Vols, Marvin Kiehl and Julian Sidoli del Ceno

manifest itself in the tenancy law of the Netherlands and Germany, especially in cases in which the landlord wants to evict the tenant because of anti-social behaviour? The scope of this study is limited to German and Dutch tenancy law for a number of reasons. Firstly, the legal systems of Germany and

Patricia Tjiook-Liem

Chinese from Indonesia in the Netherlands are (post)colonial migrants who share a long historical tie with the Dutch. In this article the author brings together and focuses on three interconnected subjects: Chinese from Indonesia in the Netherlands; the historical development and present meaning of “heritage”; and the Chinese Indonesian Heritage Center (CIHC). For her research on the Chinese Indonesians in the Netherlands, the author has used the literature available on this minority group. The scarce specific data for this group are part of the explanation of its “invisibility” in society and research, and of the difficulty in quantifying them. The development of heritage as a western concept has led her to the question of what heritage might mean for migrants in their new homeland. The concluding part on the Chinese Indonesian Heritage Center introduces the activities of the Center designed to achieve her goals which are focused on the history of this group.

Yumi Kitamura

The purpose of this paper is to trace the modern history of Indonesia through the experience of two Chinese Indonesians who migrated to the Netherlands at different periods of time. These life stories represent both postcolonial experiences and the Cold War politics in Indonesia. The migration of Chinese Indonesians since the beginning of the twentieth century has had long history, however, most of the previous literature has focused on the experiences of the “Peranakan” group who are not representative of various other groups of Chinese Indonesian migrants who have had different experiences in making their journey to the Netherlands. This paper will present two stories as a parallel to the more commonly known narratives of the “Peranakan” experience.

Markus Balkenhol

that engage in concrete local contexts of national citizenship or even urban forms of belonging. In the Netherlands, there are now several monuments commemorating the Dutch role in the trans-Atlantic system, most prominently in Amsterdam and Middelburg as former centres of Dutch activities in the trans