Introduction: understanding the transformation of the CDU

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This article introduces the special issue on the transformation of German Christian Democracy and sets the context for organisational and policy change in the CDU. As a starting point, it identifies both contemporary challenges to the CDU, locating its discussion within the wider literature on European Christian Democracy, and considers the extent to which these apply to the German case. It then outlines the key dimensions of the contemporary CDU which are examined in this collection.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalGerman Politics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2013

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