Christian Democracy in France (Routledge Revivals): Volume 6 by R. E. M. Irving

By R. E. M. Irving

Christian Democracy, that can in short be outlined as organised political motion through Catholic democrats, has been a big political strength in Western Europe because the moment international conflict, now not least in France.


The target of this booklet, first released in 1973, is to track the advance of Christian Democracy in France from its origins within the 1830s to the current day, discussing its theories and its value in French heritage and politics, with specific (but under no circumstances specific) connection with the Fourth Republic (1946-58) while the MRP was once one of many key centre events. Dr Irving presents an intensive research of MRP, its monetary, overseas and colonial rules, and provides purposes for the relative decline of French Christian Democracy within the 1960s.


This French move has been little understood in Britain and a throrough background has been badly wanted. This research might be worthy to all those that, within the context of a United Europe, desire to comprehend the political forces at paintings at its notion. it is going to be useful particularly to scholars of contemporary heritage and politics.

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