European Christian Democracy

European Christian Democracy

  • Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives

  • Edited by Thomas Kselman, Joseph A. Buttigieg

  • 352 pages, 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback | 9780268022761 | May 2003

  • Hardcover | 9780268022754 | May 2003

  • Critical Problems in History


European Christian Democracy presents a series of essays by leading experts that analyze the importance of Christian Democracy in European politics. This interdisciplinary volume features contributions from American and European historians and political scientists. In this book, scholars explore the historical roots of the European Christian Democratic movement in Catholic social doctrine and political practice, and use Christian Democracy as a means to analyze the relationship between religion and politics, church and state.

Essays in this important collection include both case studies and comparative analyses. They offer a comprehensive assessment of Christian Democracy and the key role it played in establishing constitutional government and social policy in western Europe.

Contributors: Winfried Becker, Martin Conway, Michael Gehler, Raymond Grew, Wolfram Kaiser, Stathis Kalyvas, Emiel Lamberts, Paul Misner, Maria Mitchell, Antonio Santucci, Carl Strikwerda, Carolyn Warner, and Steven White.