The article discusses the development of Dutch government policy to support small-scale industrial production. It argues that this policy was the result of concern about the decline of craft production, which was part a debate in several industrializing societies about future forms of production and class relations. Dutch craft policy is briefly compared to much more powerful policies in Germany and Austria.

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Nederlands Economisch-Historisch Instituut
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

van Lente, D. (1990). The crafts in industrial society. Nederlands Economisch-Historisch Instituut. Retrieved from