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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry
 

READING GROUP: RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE

 

The theme of this session is

Religion, parties and party systems: how religious cleavages concurred to shape Western party systems. Current significance of religion in explaining political parties’ alignment, identity, electoral strategies.

Core reading:

- Dalton, R., Religion and party alignment, in Sankiaho, R. et al. (ed.), People and other polities. Finnish Political Science Association. Helsinki, 1990.

- Janda, K., Regional and Religious Support of Political Parties and Effects on Their Issue Positions, International Political Science Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 1989.

Date: 
Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
St Edmund's College, Okinaga Room

 

 

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