Professor Simon Green
and Dr Ed Turner
have won a grant from the DAAD
(German Academic Exchange Service) to investigate the nature of contemporary Christian Democracy with the example of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
In an increasingly secular country, and in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent, it is an timely question whether Christian Democrats continue to pursue a distinctive policy agenda in such areas as family policy, economic policy or European policy, or whether they have become a slightly more centrist version of mainstream conservative parties.
The project will engage with both politicians and academics and details of our academic and dissemination events, as well as draft outputs, will be made available on this page.
The project runs from 1 May 2010 until 31 December 2011.