The Catholic Wave

Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 32-46, April 2004

Posted: 11 Jun 2009

Date Written: April 1, 2004

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Philpott, Daniel, The Catholic Wave (April 1, 2004). Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 32-46, April 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416405

Daniel Philpott (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame ( email )

361 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States

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