By Wolfram Kaiser

significant research of the position of ecu Christian democratic events within the making of the eu Union. It substantially re-conceptualises eu integration in long term old point of view because the consequence of partisan festival of political ideologies and events and their guiding principles for the way forward for Europe. Wolfram Kaiser takes a comparative method of political Catholicism within the 19th century, Catholic events in interwar Europe and Christian democratic events in postwar Europe and experiences those events' cross-border contacts and co-ordination of policy-making. He exhibits how good networked occasion elites ensured that the origins of eu Union have been predominately Christian democratic, with significant repercussions for the present-day european. The elites succeeded by means of intensifying their cross-border conversation and coordinating their political strategies and coverage making in govt. it is a significant contribution to the recent transnational background of Europe and the historical past of ecu integration.

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