Morality Politics in Western Europe: Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

EditorIsabelle Engeli, Christoffer Green-pedersen, Lars Thorup Larsen

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Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.

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Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.

ISABELLE ENGELI Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests within the fields of comparative politics, public policy and political representation include agenda-setting and policy change, political representation, gender and politics, as well as m...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.05 × 5.65 × 0.84 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; I.Engeli, C.Green-Pedersen & L.T.Larsen
Theoretical Perspectives on Morality Issues; I.Engeli, C.Green-Pedersen & L.T.Larsen
How to Study the Two Worlds of Morality Politics; I.Engeli, C.Green-Pedersen & L.T.Larsen
Morality Issues in the Netherlands: Coalition Politics under Pressure; A.Timmermans & G.Breeman
From Prohibition to Permissiveness: a Two Wave Change on Morality Issues in Spain; L.Chaqués Bonafont & A.M.Palau Roqué
Morality Politics in Switzerland: Politicization through Direct Democracy; I.Engeli & F.Varone
Morality Politics in the United Kingdom: Trapped Between Left and Right; L.T.Larsen, D.T.Studlar & C.Green-Pedersen
Morality Issues in Denmark: Policies without Politics; E.Albæk; C.Green-Pedersen & L.T.Larsen
The US and Western Europe Compared: How the 'God Gap' Led the US to Join the Religious World of Morality Politics; D.T.Studlar
The Two Worlds of Morality Politics – What Have We Learned? I.Engeli, L.T.Larsen & C.Green-Pedersen