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Agricola seminar: The debate on the right to petition in the Netherlands from the Dutch Republic to the Kingdom

Wanneer:ma 02-05-2016 16:00 - 18:00
Waar:Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 130

This is to invite you to the next Agricolameeting on May 2nd, 16.00-18.00, Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 130. Our Leiden colleague Joris Oddens will speak to us about:

The debate on the right to petition in the Netherlands from the Dutch Republic to the Kingdom

Between 1750 and 1830 the Dutch state developed from an oligarchic republic to an enlightened autocratic monarchy via a short-lasted experiment with representative democracy. During this period, there was an ongoing debate about the right to petition. Political actors and opinion makers addressed the questions to what and whom this right extended and what it meant to have such a right. While theorists of the different types of government had sharply contrasting views on the place of the people in the political process, ideas about petitioning remained remarkably stable.


Agricola unites alle researchers in premodernity. See https://agricolaseminar.wordpress.com/.