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Living in a Society without Cash : The Establishment of a Cash-Free Society in Germany and the Netherlands

Dittmar, Hanna (2019) Living in a Society without Cash : The Establishment of a Cash-Free Society in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Within the last years the payment behavior of the Dutch and German citizens has changed. In both countries the use of cash decreased, whereas the use of cards payments and innovative payment methods increased. Nonetheless, these developments happened at a different speed. The Dutch society seems to be closer to the establishment of a cash-free society than the German society. This phenomenon leads to the question: How can it be explained that a cash-free society in the near future is more likely in the Netherlands than in Germany? One potential explanation appears to be the political attitude of the ruling coalition toward the abolishment of cash. Accordingly, the German ruling coalition is not in favor of the cash-free society while, the Dutch ruling coalition favors the cash-free society. However, the findings of this bachelor thesis show that the ruling coalitions do not position differently towards the issue. Hence the disparities cannot be explained by the attitude of the ruling ideology in the countries of interest.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78995
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