The Party For Freedom And The Socialist Party

1445 WordsOct 17, 20166 Pages
By definition, Nationalism is an ideology in which a group’s recognition and espouse of their identity, as a nation, is expressed based on a common origin, in addition to the desire to spread their global influence. Through analysis of the Netherlands Party for Freedom (PVV) and the Netherlands’ Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) alongside the World Values Survey, I will assess the values of each party and compare their supporters through various variables in order to further examine Nationalism. In comparison of the Party for Freedom and the Socialist Party, I will focus on the country’s answer toward the question: “Which party would you vote for if there were a national election tomorrow,” as well as analyze the various demographics involved. The Netherlands is run based upon a parliamentary representative democracy with both parties analyzed containing the same number of seats within the parliament. Thus, both parties, despite having different worldviews, carry similarities throughout the nationalistic views of the Dutch people. In order to inaugurate the analysis, we must begin by determining the nationalistic views within the Netherlands and understand the basis behind each party. The Party for freedom is a right-wing nationalist party, while the Socialist Party is a left-wing social democratic party. Within the current politics of the Netherlands, both parties control an equal number of seats with 15 being in the House of Representatives and 9 being within the
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