[Review] Thomas Keselman and Joseph A. Buttigieg, ed. (2003) European Christian democracy: historical legacies and comparative perspectives

Bale, Tim (2005) [Review] Thomas Keselman and Joseph A. Buttigieg, ed. (2003) European Christian democracy: historical legacies and comparative perspectives. Party Politics, 11 (3). pp. 379-381. ISSN 1354-0688

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Abstract

This is a really stimulating book. It mixes chapters from a majority of historians and a minority of political scientists. All twelve of them, despite what seems to have been a light touch on the editorial tiller, address at least a couple of its core themes: the historical roots of pre-war and post-war Christian Democracy; its secularization and subsequent relations with the Church; variations in its strength across the continent; and the extent to which its success may have been the product of a particular conjuncture, the passing of which probably spells decline.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF0020 General. Comparative government
Depositing User: Tim Bale
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:12
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 16:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19581
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