Does Belgium (still) exist? Differences in political culture between Flemings and Walloons

  title={Does Belgium (still) exist? Differences in political culture between Flemings and Walloons},
  author={J. Billiet and Bart Maddens and Andr{\'e}-Paul Frognier},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={912 - 932}
  • J. Billiet, Bart Maddens, André-Paul Frognier
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • West European Politics
  • The emergence of two separate political systems in Belgium is the logical consequence of a gradual cultural and social divergence between Flanders and Wallonia. It is particularly in Flanders that Belgian nationhood is being put under pressure by a subnational identity. At the same time, there are still widespread emotional ties to Belgium, albeit stronger in Wallonia than in Flanders, that act as an important counterbalance to both the social and institutional centrifugal forces. Church… CONTINUE READING
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