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The Resource The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe, Stathis N. Kalyvas

The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe, Stathis N. Kalyvas

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The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
Title
The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Stathis N. Kalyvas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Examining five countries where a successful confessional party emerged (Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, and Italy) and one where it did not (France), Stathis N. Kalyvas addresses perplexing questions raised by the Christian Democratic phenomenon. How can we reconcile the religious roots of these parties with their tremendous success and resilience in secular and democratic Western Europe? Why have these parties discarded their initial principles and objectives to become secular forces governing secular societies? The author's answers reveal the way in which social and political actors make decisions based on self-interest under conditions that constrain their choices and the information they rely on - often with unintended but irrevocable consequences. Kalyvas also lays a foundation for a theory of the Christian Democratic phenomenon which would specify the conditions under which confessional parties succeed and would determine the impact of such parties, and the way they are formed, on politics and society. Drawing from political science, sociology, and history, his analysis goes beyond Christian Democracy to address issues related to the methodology of political science, the theory of party formation, the political development of Europe, the relationship between religion and politics, the construction of collective political identities, and the role of agency and contingency in politics
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Kalyvas, Stathis N.
Dewey number
324.2/182/094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1390 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
JN94.A979
LC item number
K35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Wilder House series in politics, history, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Christian democratic parties
Label
The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe, Stathis N. Kalyvas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1993, under the title: Religious mobilization and party formation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-290) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Christian Democratic Phenomenon -- 1. Actors and Preferences -- 2. Strategies and Outcomes -- 3. The Puzzle of Nonformation: The Case of France -- 4. The Formation of Confessional Parties in Historical Context -- 5. After the Formation: The Confessional Dilemma and the Construction of a Catholic Political Identity -- Conclusion: Toward a Theory of Christian Democracy
Control code
ocm34411385
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801483202
Lccn
96005600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34411385
Label
The rise of Christian Democracy in Europe, Stathis N. Kalyvas
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1993, under the title: Religious mobilization and party formation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-290) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Christian Democratic Phenomenon -- 1. Actors and Preferences -- 2. Strategies and Outcomes -- 3. The Puzzle of Nonformation: The Case of France -- 4. The Formation of Confessional Parties in Historical Context -- 5. After the Formation: The Confessional Dilemma and the Construction of a Catholic Political Identity -- Conclusion: Toward a Theory of Christian Democracy
Control code
ocm34411385
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801483202
Lccn
96005600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34411385

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