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Conclusion and Epilogue: The Belgian Constitution and Post-revolutionary Politics

  • Stefaan MarteelEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political History book series (PSPH)

Abstract

This chapter first summarises the central arguments of the book. It continues to place these findings in perspective of the most recent scholarship on the Belgian constitution of 1831 and its intellectual origins. Subsequently, the chapter describes the political and intellectual developments in Belgium in the nineteenth century in light of the intellectual history that preceded and led to Belgian independence; balancing continuity and discontinuity against each other. It thereby focuses on developments in liberal and Catholic political thought, constitutional interpretations and the rise of the idea of the nation-state.

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  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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