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Christian Democracy in Europe A Comparative Perspective by David L. Hanley

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Published by Pinter Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Christianity,
  • Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies,
  • Political parties,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Europe, Western,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Europe,
  • Biblical Studies - Old Testament,
  • Political Process - Political Parties,
  • Christian democratic parties,
  • Christian democracy,
  • Bible - Study - Old Testament

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8993693M
ISBN 101855673827
ISBN 109781855673823

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An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins of Christian Democratic - confessional - parties within the political context of Western Europe. Examining five countries where a Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely /5(9). Christian Democracy (Italian: Democrazia Cristiana, DC) was a Christian democratic political party in Italy.. The DC was founded in (in Nazi-occupied Italy) as the ideal successor of the Italian People's Party, which had the same symbol, a crossed shield (scudo crociato).A Catholic-inspired, centrist, catch-all party comprising both right-and left-leaning political factions, the DC Preceded by: Italian People's Party, (pre-Fascist . Christian democracy, political movement that has a close association with Roman Catholicism and its philosophy of social and economic incorporates both traditional church and family values and progressive values such as social welfare. For this reason, Christian democracy does not fit squarely in the ideological categories of left and right. For the first time, this book reveals the actual roles of the Christian Democratic (CD) parties in postwar Europe from a pan-European perspective. It shows how Christian Democratic parties became the dominant political force in postwar Western Europe, and how the European People's Party is currently the largest group in the European Parliament.

Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins of Christian Democratic "confessional" parties within the political context of Western Europe.   Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins of Christian Democratic "confessional" parties within the political context of Western : $ Read the full-text online edition of Christian Democracy in Western Europe, (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Christian Democracy in Western Europe, This book is the first scholarly exploration of how Christian Democracy kept Cold War Europe’s eastern and western halves connected after the creation of the Iron Curtain in the late s. Christian Democrats led the transnational effort to rebuild .

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