A political profile of Protestant minorities in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Coakley, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-19T13:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-19T13:24:28Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2409
dc.description.abstract This paper uses a large volume of data—in particular, surveys—to explore the character of Protestant identity in contemporary European states. It distinguishes three contexts. First, in the Nordic and certain adjacent states, the dominance of Protestantism was complete, but more recent secularisation has provoked a reaction from Christian parties which enjoy strong support from active Protestants. Second, in certain states which in the past were predominantly Protestant, and where the ethos of the state was aggressively so, a significant Catholic minority was counter-mobilised politically; but as the dominant state-building parties became increasingly secular, committed Protestants reacted in different ways, including the formation of splinter parties (as in the Netherlands and Switzerland) or working within the traditional parties (as in Great Britain and Germany). Third, in a few states there has traditionally been a small Protestant minority which has played a significant role in national development, but in these cases (mainly successor states to the Habsburg monarchy) decades of communist rule have largely obliterated what might have been distinctive patterns of political behaviour. The paper explores variation in group identity patterns and in attitudes towards the state in those cases for which appropriate survey data are available, and devotes particular attention to the position within the United Kingdom, where religion has played a prominent role in the state- and nation-building process. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Discussion Papers : Politics and Identity Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2 en
dc.relation.hasversion Ruane, Joseph and Jennifer Todd (2009). Protestant minorities in European states and nations. National Identities. 11(1):1-8 en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Protestants en
dc.subject Minorities en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Political parties en
dc.subject.lcsh Religious minorities--Europe en
dc.subject.lcsh Protestants--Europe en
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity--Europe en
dc.title A political profile of Protestant minorities in Europe en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Coakley|John|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti, ke - TS 30/07/10 en


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