Christian Democracy in Italy

  title={Christian Democracy in Italy},
  author={Carolyn M. Warner},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={256 - 276}
  • C. Warner
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • Party Politics
This article argues that historical context can be a strong force for the origins of an ideologically and behaviourally moderate religious political party. It explores the origins of Italian Christian Democracy, following the trajectory of the Partito Popolare Italiano and Democrazia Cristiana in order to highlight a path to religious party moderation that excludes extremism and violence at all stages. That path includes the development of a moderate ideology prior to inclusion in the… Expand
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