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THE POLDER MODEL PROJECT

An In-Depth Investigation into a Decision-Making Process in the Netherlands, it's Efficiency and Legacy in the Country, and it Potential in the United States in the Twenty-First Century

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The polder model (Dutch: poldermodel) emerged in the Netherlands in the 1980's as a means for the Dutch to come to compromise and consensus regarding various social, political, economic, and cultural policies by overcoming one another's personal differences. This study will investigate exactly how effective this model proved to be in the Netherlands, its impact on Dutch life and culture, and if this model could be applied to twenty-first century American culture to come to understandings and compromise.

 
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DEBATES SURVEY

Open Until August 15, 2020

The Debates Survey is a short fifteen-minute survey to evaluate public opinion regarding the efficiency of current debate strategies utilized in various levels of government, and how these debates have influenced the politics and culture of the State and Federal governments. The survey is open to everyone aged 16 and older, who is a resident of the United States of America.

 
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FEEDBACK FORM

Do you have opinions on the research study? What is your perception of the polder model and how do you think it can influence our national politics? Do you have any questions?

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