Tolerant, liberal, populistisch? Eine digitale Analyse des Niederlandebildes in bundesdeutschen Tageszeitungen im Wandel der Zeit

A.M.K. Garvert-Huijnen*, P. Huijnen

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This article explores the image of the Netherlands in German historical newspapers in the period 1946-2010 with the use of the text mining techniques the Leipzig Corpus Miner offers. In doing so, it assesses the existing viewpoint among historians and other experts that German national news media had, apart from sport events and royal weddings, hardly any interest in Dutch current affairs. This study shows that Germany very well referred to political and public issues in the Netherlands throughout the postwar era. The Dutch perspective was, particularly, included in German discussions on controversial topics like same sex marriage or euthanasia. At the same time, the analysis of German newspapers contests the Dutch self image of having been a model of progressiveness to other nations in this period, since the rise of rightwing populist politicians Pim Fortuyn and Geert Wilders.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationText Mining in den Sozialwissenschaften
Subtitle of host publicationGrundlagen und Anwendungen zwischen qualitativer und quantitativer Diskursanalyse
EditorsMatthias Lemke, Gregor Wiedemann
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer VS
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-07224-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-07223-0
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2015

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