Paradoxes of (Il)liberal democracy: the role of Christian Democracy

  title={Paradoxes of (Il)liberal democracy: the role of Christian Democracy},
  author={Martino Comelli},
  journal={Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research},
  • Martino Comelli
  • Published 29 December 2021
  • Philosophy
  • Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research


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