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

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

by Carolyn M. Warner
     
 

"This is a book that opens eyes, not only about the role of religion in politics and how to understand it, but about the proper ways of understanding party-interest group relations in all sorts of settings. It elaborates a perspective that is innovative, bold, and powerful. I came away deeply impressed."—Peter Hall, Harvard University

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"This is a book that opens eyes, not only about the role of religion in politics and how to understand it, but about the proper ways of understanding party-interest group relations in all sorts of settings. It elaborates a perspective that is innovative, bold, and powerful. I came away deeply impressed."—Peter Hall, Harvard University

"This book will undoubtedly be read and debated by a wide range of scholars in political science and sociology. Warner makes a bold argument and adds substantially to our knowledge of the Catholic Church, interest groups, and European politics."—Anthony Gill, University of Washington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691010267
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

List of Abbreviations xv

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Catholic Church and Democracy 3

Chapter 2. Interest Groups, Political Parties, and Religion 17

Chapter 3. The Constraints and Opportunities of History 40

Chapter 4. Interests, Identities, and Role Definition 74

Chapter 5. Selecting an Ally: The Catholic Church and Christian Democracy in Italy and France 97

Chapter 6. Evaluating the Alliance: Exit or Voice? 116

Chapter 7. Getting Out the Vote: Mobilization Techniques 135

Chapter 8. Christian Democratic Parties and Their Search for Allies 163

Chapter 9. Comparative Perspectives: Germany 185

Chapter 10. The Political Crossroads of Catholicism in Postwar Europe: Contributions to a Theory of Interest Groups 203

References 223

Index 243

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