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Feature Article: Can the Evolution of a Concept Create a Tower of Babel: Distinguishing Different Types of Participation in the Netherlands through an Integral Lens

January 2008 / Feature Articles

The Confusion of Tongues by Gustav Doré (1865)

The Confusion of Tongues by Gustav Doré (1865)

Leida Schuringa

1. Introduction

Leida SchuringaThe Netherlands has a traditional interest in the participation of civilians, and even more is being expected from this approach as an answer to societal problems and issues since the turn of the 21st century. Including people in society is one of the main objectives of the new Dutch government.

In this article, I follow the development of this “ participation track” and connect …