Christian Democracy

Democracy is often linked with a separation of church and state. Therefore, the concept of Christian democratic parties – such as Germany’s Christian Democratic Union – seems contradictory– particularly for readers in the United States. In Europe, however, this political movement has a nearly 150 year history and has been particularly influential during the postwar … Continue reading “Christian Democracy”

Populism Part 1: Definition and Historical Case Studies

Populism Part 1: Definition and Historical Case Studies Over the last year, candidates from Donald Trump to Andrej Babis have been labeled populists. These candidates tapped into the needs of their respective electorates, often stunning political pundits with victories that, when looking back, seem obvious. This particular message – essentially promising the average citizen more … Continue reading “Populism Part 1: Definition and Historical Case Studies”