Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Crucibles of Political Loyalty by Jason Wittenberg

This book investigates one of the oldest paradoxes in political science: why do mass political loyalties persist even amid prolonged social upheaval and disruptive economic development. Drawing on extensive archival research and an original database of election results, this book explores the paradox of political persistence by examining Hungary's often tortuous path from pre- to post-communism. Wittenberg reframes the theoretical debate, and then demonstrates how despite the many depredations of communism, the Roman Catholic and Calvinist Churches transmitted loyalties to parties of the Right. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Church resistance occurred not from above, but from below. Hemmed in and harassed by communist party cadres, parish priests and pastors employed a variety of ingenious tactics to ensure the continued survival of local church institutions. These institutions insulated their adherents from pressures to assimilate into the surrounding socialist milieu. Ultimately this led to political continuity between pre- and post-communism.

Buy Crucibles of Political Loyalty by Jason Wittenberg from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521849128
ISBN-10: 0521849128
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Crucibles of Political Loyalty by Jason Wittenberg

Book Reviews - Crucibles of Political Loyalty by Jason Wittenberg

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Crucibles of Political Loyalty book by Jason Wittenberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jason Wittenberg

Jason Wittenberg is assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Organization Science, Political Analysis, Slavic Review, and the System Dynamics Review.

Books By Jason Wittenberg

Crucibles of Political Loyalty by Jason Wittenberg
Paperback, July 2012
$53.06 $58.95