Butt..Responsive to whom? An analysis of government responsiveness to different societal groups

dc.contributor.advisorVeer van der, Reinout
dc.contributor.authorSolleveld, Milton
dc.description.abstractIn 2017, Dutch media picked up a story that eventually led to the demise of the ministry of finance’s secretary of state, the former minister of social affairs and the entirety of the Rutte III cabinet. Just before that, in 2014, The Dutch government found out about a large-scale fraudulent system. Groups of Bulgarians could apply for state allowance compensation to help raise their children. Later research uncovered that these ‘children’ for whom they applied for compensation did not exist (Kleinnijenhuis, 2020). By doing this, the Dutch state was essentially giving away free money to people who did not meet the original requirements for this. This was a result of the manipulation of the lenient attitude formerly promoted by the Dutch second chamber. However, when this came to light, the attitude changed. The tax authorities were suddenly ordered to be very strict when it came to giving people the child benefits. This time, the pendulum swung too far in the opposite direction.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationComparative Politicsen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeMaster Political Scienceen_US
dc.titleButt..Responsive to whom? An analysis of government responsiveness to different societal groupsen_US
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