By Carolyn M. Warner
Following global warfare II, the Catholic Church in Europe confronted the problem of building political effect with newly rising democratic governments. The Church turned, as Carolyn Warner pointedly argues, an curiosity team like every different, trying to reach and solidify its impact through forming alliances with political events. the writer analyzes the Church's differing techniques in Italy, France, and Germany utilizing microeconomic theories of the enterprise and old institutionalism. She demonstrates how just a strategic standpoint can clarify the alternative and sturdiness of the alliances in each one case. In so doing, the writer demanding situations previous paintings that ignores the prices to curiosity teams and events of maintaining or breaking their reciprocal links.
Confessions of an curiosity Group demanding situations the view of the Catholic Church as completely an ethical strength whose pursuits are seamlessly represented by way of the Christian Democratic events. mixing thought, cultural narrative, and archival examine, Warner demonstrates that the French Church's superficial and short reference to a political occasion was once without delay relating to its lack of political impression through the warfare. The Italian Church's energy, however, remained good throughout the battle, so the Church and the Christian Democrats extra simply came upon a number of grounds for long term cooperation. The German Church selected one more direction, reluctantly aligning itself with a brand new Catholic-Protestant social gathering. This ebook is a vital paintings that expands the becoming literature at the economics of faith, curiosity team habit, and the politics of the Catholic Church.
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