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

By Carolyn M. Warner (Author)
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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 perspective can explain the choice and longevity of the alliances in each case. In so doing, the author challenges earlier work that ignores the costs to interest groups and parties of sustaining or breaking their reciprocal links.

"Confessions of an Interest Group" challenges the view of the Catholic Church as solely a moral force whose interests are seamlessly represented by the Christian Democratic parties. Blending theory, cultural narrative, and archival research, Warner demonstrates that the French Church's superficial and brief connection with a political party was directly related to its loss of political influence during the War. The Italian Church's power, on the other hand, remained stable through the War, so the Church and the Christian Democrats more easily found multiple grounds for long-term cooperation. The German Church chose yet another path, reluctantly aligning itself with a new Catholic-Protestant party. This book is an important work that expands the growing literature on the economics of religion, interest group behavior, and the politics of the Catholic Church.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Princeton University Press
Pages   249
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 16, 2000
Publisher   Princeton University Press
ISBN  0691010269  
ISBN13  9780691010267  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Warner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University.

Carolyn M. Warner currently resides in Tempe, in the state of Arizona. Carolyn M. Warner was born in 1961 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Arizona State University.

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9Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > Practical Politics
10Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Bible > General
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