Its Action in Europe and Worldwide from post World War II until the 1990s. Volume II: The Development (1945–1979). The Role of Parties, Movements, People
Edited By Jean-Dominique Durand
Internationalism is a Key Element for the Christian Democrat Identity. In fact, CD is a political movement of thought and action whose roots lie in a specific ideology: to use the German word Weltanschauung, it is based on a particular framework of ideas and beliefs that leads the party to interpret the relationship between men and nations from an international point of view, ensuring the human being a central place in every social policy.
The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, wrote in a Message to these Meetings:
«We can consider ourselves very lucky that 50 years ago forward-thinking personalities founded the World Union of Christian Democrats. From then on, the world, through globalisation, has been deeply changed. Events that take place in other continents immediately impact on our lives. We will be able to protect ourselves from terrorism, achieve economic and social security, and defend our environment only through common global action. This is the task of our generation: to overcome these global challenges. […] Our parties and our political organisations share a common Christian ideal of man. This ideal, grounded on the inalienability of human dignity, is at the core of one important value: to this man has linked a social and economic model that combines economic success and social responsibility.»
Her message clearly shows the need to use historical knowledge, to return to and explore a rich and challenging past as well as to develop a reflection on and a course of action for the present and the future.
Euroclio - Published Books
EUROCLIO – Published Books N° 80 – Christian Democrat Internationalism. Its Action in Europe and Worldwide from Post World War II until the 1990s. Volume II: The Development (1945-1979). The Role of Parties, Movements, People. Jean-Dominique DuranD (ed.), 2013. N° 79 – Christian Democrat Internationalism. Its Action in Europe and Worldwide from Post World War II until the 1990s. Volume I: The Origins. Jean-Dominique DuranD (ed.), 2013. N° 78 – Investment Banking History. National and Comparative Issues (19th- 21st centuries). Hubert Bonin & Carlo BramBilla (eds.), 2013. N° 77 – Citizenship and Solidarity in the European Union. From the Charter of Fundamental Rights to the Crisis, the State of the Art. Mariana Canotilho, Pedro MaDeira FrouFe & Alessandra Silveira (eds.), 2013. N° 76– The OSCE: Soft Security for a Hard World. Competing Theories for Understanding the OSCE. Roberto Dominguez (eD.), 2013. N° 75 – Euroscepticism, Europhobia and Eurocriticism. The Radical Parties of the Right and Left vis-à-vis the European Union. Cesáreo roDríguez- aguilera De Prat, 2013. N° 74 – Fermer les mines en construisant l’Europe. Une histoire sociale de l’intégration européenne. Nicolas verSChueren, 2013. N° 74 – Fermer les mines en construisant l’Europe. Une histoire sociale de l’intégration euro- péenne. Nicolas verSChueren, 2013. N° 73 – Reflets de la construction européenne. Réflexions, références et refus du débat sur l’Europe. Bertrand vaySSière (dir.), 2012. N° 72 – The International Relations of Local Authorities. From Institutional Twinning to the Committee of the Regions: Fifty Years of European Integration History. Fabio zuCCa,...
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