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Amerikaanse, Canadese en Engelse politiek-wetenschappelijke publikaties over België (1976-1986)

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  • Luc Huyse

Abstract

Ten years after the first effort (Res Publica, 1975, nr. 3, 413-432), this second article compares a number of english political science publications about Belgium. Twenty-five contributions (between 1976 and
1986) are questioned on two grounds. First, what is their information value for a non-Belgian audience. Except for a few striking factual errors, the quality of the books and articles ranges from reasonable to
excellent. The second question, on the surplus value for Belgians themselves, provides a less optimistic image. There is evidence of very little theory building activities in this last decade. The key-authors of the
previous period do not have successors. Also, in contrast to the earlier period, the « politics of accommodation » and « pillarization » issues are abandoned in nearly exclusive favor of the language problem. Monotony has taken the place of diversity.

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Huyse, L., (1987) “Amerikaanse, Canadese en Engelse politiek-wetenschappelijke publikaties over België (1976-1986)”, Res Publica 29(2), p.193-206. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i2.18950

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29 Jun 1987
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