political ideology


Christian Democracy, just like other political ideologies, has a solid value orientation. Naturally, values tend to change in the light of the dominant norms of the current society. However, there is also a general expectation that some „core values” are so significant that they should be more resistant to the alterations of times. One of the decent ways to analyze the stability and flexibility of these value orientations is to look at the government programs of political parties. In the article below, the most significant European Christian Democratic parties, CDU and CSU will be investigated by looking at the Düsseldorf Guidelines from 1949 and the Government program for 2017 elections highlighting some central similarities and differences.