The article discusses the increasing role of engineers, architects and city planners in the physical and social shaping of the Netherlands from the late nineteenth century. Asking whether this meant that the Netherlands became a kind of technocracy, it analyzes the relation between different kinds of expert among each other and towards and the political and economic elites.

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Keywords Netherlands, technocracy, twentieth century
Publisher Walburg Pers, Zutphen
ISBN 978-026201-362-8
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van Lente, D., & Schot, J.W.. (2009). Technology as politics. Walburg Pers, Zutphen. Retrieved from