Confessions of an Interest Group: The Catholic Church and Political Parties in Europe

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Following World War II, the Catholic Church in Europe faced the challenge of establishing political influence with newly emerging democratic governments. The Church became, as Carolyn Warner pointedly argues, an interest group like any other, seeking to attain and solidify its influence by forming alliances with political parties. The author analyzes the Church's differing strategies in Italy, France, and Germany using microeconomic theories of the firm and historical institutionalism. She demonstrates how only a strategic ...

Confessions of an Interest Group: The Catholic Church and Political Parties in Europe 2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691010267

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Confessions of an Interest Group: The Catholic Church and Political Parties in Europe 2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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