Between Confessionalism and Liberal Conservatism. The Christian Democratic Parties of Belgium and the Netherlands

CHRISTIAN DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, David Hanley, ed., London and New York: Pinter Publishers, 1994

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Paul Lucardie

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Hans-Martien ten Napel

Leiden Law School

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

According to Horner (1981), the Christian Democratic parties of the Low Countries are still confessional parties (Konjessionsparteien) , whereas their sister parties in Germany and Italy are evolving towards liberal conservative catch-all parties (Volksparteien). In this chapter Horner's thesis will be used to structure our survey of the historical origips and development, organisation, electorate, ideology and government records of the three parties. In each section, the two Belgian parties and the Dutch party will be treated separately.

Suggested Citation

Lucardie, Paul and ten Napel, Hans-Martien, Between Confessionalism and Liberal Conservatism. The Christian Democratic Parties of Belgium and the Netherlands (1994). CHRISTIAN DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, David Hanley, ed., London and New York: Pinter Publishers, 1994, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578896

Paul Lucardie

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Hans-Martien Ten Napel (Contact Author)

Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

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