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By Carolyn M. Warner
Following global struggle II, the Catholic Church in Europe confronted the problem of building political impression with newly rising democratic governments. The Church grew to become, as Carolyn Warner pointedly argues, an curiosity staff like several different, looking to reach and solidify its impression by means of forming alliances with political events. the writer analyzes the Church's differing thoughts in Italy, France, and Germany utilizing microeconomic theories of the enterprise and historic institutionalism. She demonstrates how just a strategic standpoint can clarify the alternative and sturdiness of the alliances in each one case. In so doing, the writer demanding situations past paintings that ignores the prices to curiosity teams and events of maintaining or breaking their reciprocal hyperlinks.
Confessions of an curiosity workforce demanding situations the view of the Catholic Church as exclusively an ethical strength whose pursuits are seamlessly represented via the Christian Democratic events. mixing concept, cultural narrative, and archival examine, Warner demonstrates that the French Church's superficial and short reference to a political celebration was once without delay relating to its lack of political effect throughout the warfare. The Italian Church's energy, nevertheless, remained strong throughout the warfare, so the Church and the Christian Democrats extra simply discovered a number of grounds for long term cooperation. The German Church selected one more direction, reluctantly aligning itself with a brand new Catholic-Protestant occasion. This booklet is a vital paintings that expands the growing to be literature at the economics of faith, curiosity team habit, and the politics of the Catholic Church.
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France), nor the timing of a 7 Archivio Gramsci, Archivio Partito Comunista Italiano, MF 4185, Cosenza, 51948, Comitato Esecutivo, Signore Cannataro, Aug. 7, 1948, p. 07185-0653. 24 CHAPTER 2 Christian Democratic party’s emergence. It also cannot explain why the Church sometimes stopped supporting such a party. Second, it is flawed for assuming that the formation of a party is not problematic and has no collective action costs and no costs for the Catholic Church (cf. Kalyvas 1996). Religious orientations do not automatically become encapsulated by political organizations, nor do religious institutions automatically want to be affiliated with a political party.
To the extent that most assets exchanged by an interest group and party are specific to their particular relationship, one might expect to find a group creating its own party or taking over an existing one. But asset specificity is only one factor weighed by an interest group; the second consideration is the transaction costs of frequent interaction. Rather than having to lobby politicians each time a relevant policy issue is broached, an interest group would find it less costly to supply its own preprogrammed politicians.
The autonomous state literature only raises more questions about the observable efforts of interest groups to support specific parties. The second literature subset is that of corporatism, meaning state recognition or sponsorship of organized societal groups and their negotiations. This body of scholarship also accords some degree of autonomy to the state, taking “as its starting point the role of the state in shaping interest representation” (Collier and Collier 1979, 967). 4 However, the parties that often foster the corporatist arrangements have not been central to the analyses (Keeler 1987; F.
Confessions of an Interest Group by Carolyn M. Warner