Research on Religion and Politics in selected European Union countries




New items added since we last met. I need to order these through Article Finder.

I scanned the listings from 237 articles in West European Politics to come up with just these few:

West European Politics
Volume 35, Issue 4, 2012
"Explaining the Breakdown of the Religion–Vote Relationship in The Netherlands, 1971–2006"
Giedo Jansen*, Nan Dirk de Graaf & Ariana Need
pages 756-783

West European Politics
Volume 33, Issue 4, 2010
"Religion between Nation and Europe: The French and Belgian ‘No’ to the Christian Heritage of Europe"
François Foret* & Virginie Riva
pages 791-809
http://arldocdel.iii.com/ARIEL_N0L6IJU_docrec3_20131113023822.PDF

West European Politics
Volume 32, Issue 6, 2009
"Introduction: Religion and the European Union"
Claes H. de Vreese*, Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Michael Minkenberg & Rens Vliegenthart
pages 1181-1189
http://arldocdel.iii.com/31252.pdf

West European Politics
Volume 32, Issue 6, 2009
"Religion and Euroscepticism: Cleavages, Religious Parties and Churches in EU Member States"
Michael Minkenberg*
pages 1190-1211
http://arldocdel.iii.com/880405.pdf

West European Politics
Volume 32, Issue 6, 2009
"Religion and Euroscepticism: Direct, Indirect or No Effects?"
Hajo G. Boomgaarden* & André Freire
pages 1240-1265
http://arldocdel.iii.com/880410.pdf

West European Politics
Volume 32, Issue 6, 2009
"Religion and Party Choice in Europe"
Wouter van der Brug*, Sara B. Hobolt & Claes H. de Vreese
pages 1266-1283
http://arldocdel.iii.com/880415.pdf



Put out your research tentacles and ask around about this:

European Evangelical Alliance
http://ea-europe.org/

European Evangelicals end Annual Assembly
http://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/worldreports/152

World Evangelical Alliance
Ask Kevin Mannoia, Mary Grams, Matt Browning
http://www.worldea.org/



General Sources: Required reading for your paper

Leustean, Lucian N., ed. Representing Religion in the European Union: Does God Matter? Routledge, 2013.
"Does God Matter in the European Union?"/ Lucian N Leustean. Pages 1-31. [We will have copies available.]

François Foret, Xabier Itçaina, eds. Politics of Religion in Western Europe: Modernities in conflict? Routledge: 2011.
"The Chaplains of Europe? Christian Interest Representation and EU Rationality"/ Pieterjan De Vlieger. Pages 74-81. [We will have copies of this one.]

Kselman, Thomas, and Buttigieg, Joseph A. European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003).
"Christian democracy and the constitutional state in Western Europe, 1945-1995" / Emiel Lamberts, 121-137. [We will have copies of this one.]

Petr Fiala. "Religion and European Politics"
http://ispo.fss.muni.cz/uploads/2download/Working_papers/ispo_wp_2006_10.pdf

"God and Caesar in Flux? Shifting Boundaries between Religion and Politics in Europe" [a panel discussion on video]
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/god-and-caesar-in-flux-shifting-boundaries-between-religion-and-politics-in-europe

"The American-Western European Values Gap" (Pew Research Center)
Scroll down 60% of page to "Religion more important to Americans", then to "Religion and National Identity"
http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/11/17/the-american-western-european-values-gap/

Nelsen, Brent F., Guth, James L., and Fraser, Cleveland R., “Does Religion Matter? Christianity and Public Support for the European Union,” European Union Politics 2 (2001). Available on a PDF.
http://www2.furman.edu/academics/politicalscience/facultystaff/Nelsen/Documents/Publications/Nelsen,%20Does%20Religion%20Matter.pdf

Wouter van der Brug, Sara B. Hobolt, and Claes H. de Vreese. "Religion and Party Choice in Europe." West European Politics 32:1266-1283 (November 2009).
**http://claesdevreese.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/van-den-brug-hobolt-de-vreese_2009_religion.pdf**



Required:

For your specific country, be sure to read carefully the website that is applicable:

France

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: France (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/France.cfm

Englund, Steven, "How Catholic Is France? You might be surprised," Commonweal (November 7, 2008): 12-18.

Kselman, Thomas, and Buttigieg, Joseph A. European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). I have this one.
"Suspended bridges to democracy: the uncertain origins of Christian democracy in France and Italy" / Raymond Grew, 11-42.



Germany

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: Germany (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/Germany.cfm



United Kingdom

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: United Kingdom (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/UnitedKingdom.cfm

François Foret, Xabier Itçaina, eds. Politics of Religion in Western Europe: Modernities in conflict? Routledge: 2011.
"Christianity and British Politics: a neglected dimension"/ Martin Steven, 127-143.



Italy

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: Italy (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/Italy.cfm

Kselman, Thomas, and Buttigieg, Joseph A. European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). I have this one.
"Suspended bridges to democracy: the uncertain origins of Christian democracy in France and Italy" / Raymond Grew, 11-42.
"From political Catholicism to Christian democracy: the development of Christian parties in modern Germany" / Winfried Becker, 93-120.
"Christian democracy or Pacellian populism? Rival forms of postwar Italian political Catholicism" / Steven F. White, 199-227.

"The moral question": relations between Christian democrats and communists in Italy / Antonio A. Santucci, 228-239.



Netherlands

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: Netherlands (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/Netherlands.cfm



Spain

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs: Spain/Portugal (Santa Clara University)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/world-affairs/politics/By_Countries_Regions/Spain.cfm



Use the following for specific recent material on your country:

New York Times/BBC News/Reuters

SEARCH TERMS

Religion and politics--[your specific country]



Items which we may use.

I need to get the books from LINK+ and determine if the articles are worth our time for this paper.

Soper, J. Christopher, and Fetzer, Joel. “Religion and Politics in Secular Europe: Cutting Against the Grain,” in Jelen, Ted G., and Wilcox, Clyde. Religion in the Comparative Perspective: The One, the Few, and the Many (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 169-94. Ordered from LINK+ on 7 November

Manuel, Paul Christopher, “Religion and Politics in Iberia: Clericalism, Anti-Clericalism, and Democratization in Portugal and Spain,” in Jelen, Ted Gerard, and Wilcox, Clyde. Religion in the Comparative Perspective: The One, the Few, and the Many (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 71-92.

Casanova, José, “Religion, European secular identities, and European integration,” in Byrnes, Timothy A., and Katzenstein, Peter J., eds. Religion in an Expanding Europe (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 65-92. Ordered from LINK+ on 7 November