1st Edition

Religion and Mass Electoral Behaviour in Europe

Edited By David Broughton, Hans-Martien ten Napel Copyright 2000
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The onset of a new millennium has given renewed impetus to the study of religion and its place in the secular world. Religion and Mass Electoral Behaviour in Europe is an innovative, cutting-edge study, which focuses on the question of whether - and how - religion continues to influence and shape electoral behaviour across Europe.
    With exceptional detail, this book presents empirical data drawn from a range of country case studies to provide examples of different religious experiences and relationships.

    1. Introduction David Broughton and Hans-Martien ten Napel 2. The political culture of secularisation: European trends and comparative perspectives Brian Girvin 3. Reading the runes: the religious factor in Scandinavian electoral politics John Madeley 4. A confessional cleavage resurrected? The denominational vote in Britain David Seawright 5. The ever-shallower cleavage: religion and electoral politics in Germany Geoffrey K. Roberts 6. The bells toll no more: the declining influence of religion on voting behaviour in the Netherlands Joop J.M. Van Holsteyn and Galen A. Irwin 7. Religious voting in a secular frame Pierre Bréchon8. An elusive cleavage? Religiosity and party choice in Spain José Ramón Montero and Kerman Calvo 9. Italy: a dramatic case of secularisation? Mark Donovan 10. Religious and clerical polarisation in Hungary Zsolt Enyedi 11. The religious base of politics in post-communist Poland: a case of bounded secularisation Kenneth ka-loc Chan 12. Conclusion: European exceptionalism? David Broughton and Hans-Martien ten Napel


    David Broughton, Hans-Martien ten Napel