He pointed out that the president would reach out to political parties to end pillarization
in the country which led to the protests and arrests.
According to the logic of pillarization
, which would be just one way to respect vertical pluralism, the state acknowledges various "lanes" in terms of ways of life (such as religious lanes), so that all parents will be able to benefit from public support for education without having to suffer a sizable financial penalty when they opt for religious education consistent with their values.
has led to some bonding between the Flemish and the Walloon at one level.
50) The complex particulars of Dutch pillarization
cannot be considered here.
With regard to church state traditions, pillarization
greatly contributed to the idea that faith-based civil society organizations are an important aspect of a "free society," that society is inherently pluralistic and that liberal or secular organization should not be privileged or disadvantaged over religious ones, and finally that "neutrality" of the state implies the government acting in an evenhanded way toward all different denominations.
38) However, due to pillarization
policy which segments Dutch society along confessional lines to keep differences between religious groups in peace, private confessional schools have the right to prohibit expressions of religious conviction if they are regarded as contrary to the religious identity of those institutions.
Taking a broader perspective, the marginal existence of radical (media) critiques in the Netherlands in the 20th century, the modest upsurge in the 1970s notwithstanding, can partly be explained by the political pressures exerted on the media to refrain from espousing radical leftwing views during pillarization
(De Winter, 2004; Jos van Dijk, 2004) and by the commercial logic on which the Dutch media have operated, especially since the 1970s.
also lead to increased porosity in bentonite.
This has led to what Schrauwers has labelled the Indonesian variant of Dutch pillarization
(verzuiling) or a variation of apartheid as a segmentation of society according to religious denomination.
and segmentation of society.
In the Netherlands, some elements of the religious pillarization
of the state remain: state-funded television channels are still allotted to Protestants and Catholics respectively.
In addition, while pillarization
offers opportunities to an Indigenous middle class, at the same time it can mask extreme Indigenous stratifications.