A political profile of Protestant minorities in Europe

  title={A political profile of Protestant minorities in Europe},
  author={John Coakley},
  journal={National Identities},
  pages={30 - 9}
  • J. Coakley
  • Published 16 February 2009
  • Political Science
  • National Identities
This article uses a large volume of data – in particular, surveys – to explore the character of Protestant identity in contemporary European states. It distinguishes three contexts. First, in the Nordic and certain adjacent states, the dominance of Protestantism was complete, but more recent secularisation has provoked a reaction from Christian parties, which enjoy strong support from active Protestants. Second, in certain states that in the past were predominantly Protestant, and where the… 
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