Morality Politics in Western Europe by Engeli
Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices (Comparative Studies of Political Agendas)

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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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ERIK ALBÆK Professor, University of Southern Denmark GERARD BREEMAN Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Wageningen University, the Netherlands LAURA CHAQUÉS Bonafont Professor, University of Barcelona and Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain ANNA M. PALAU Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Barcelona, Spain DONLEY T. STUDLAR Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University, USA ARCO TIMMERMANS Research Director, Montesquieu Institute for comparative studies of parliamentary systems in the EU, the Hague, the Netherlands FRÉDÉRIC VARONE Professor of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Published June 29, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. 216 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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London School of Economics

Compared to the highly politicised realm of Spanish moral politics, moral issues barely register on the British political spectrum in terms of election manifestos, with the Liberal Democrats only referencing one of the five moral issues once in their manifestos since 1964.

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