The Catholic Wave
Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 32-46, April 2004
Posted: 11 Jun 2009
Date Written: April 1, 2004
This essay charts the prominent role of the Catholic Church in the Third Wave of democratization. It then offers an explanation for why the Church was an effective democratizer in some places but not in others, one based on the concepts of differentiation and political theology.
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