Radical Left Parties in Europe (Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy)

Radical Left Parties in Europe (Routledge Studies in Extremism and Democracy)

Luke March

What has occurred to the eu radical left after the cave in of the USSR? How has it reacted, reformed, even revived? This new quantity is without doubt one of the first to supply an summary of the most advancements in modern ecu radical left events (those defining themselves as to the left of, and never in simple terms on the left of social democracy), that are now an more and more noticeable phenomenon in eu social gathering politics. in contrast to a number of the present reviews it specializes in communist and non-communist events, addresses their non-parliamentary and overseas job, and takes a pan-European viewpoint, concentrating on either japanese and Western Europe.

March makes a speciality of key modern left events, the character in their radicalism and their ideological and strategic positions, and total, addresses their present dynamics and quick electoral clients. The ebook argues that radical left events are nonetheless bothered by way of existential crises concerning the nature of ‘socialism’, and the way forward for communist events specifically is below danger. the main winning left events are not any longer extremist, yet current themselves as protecting values and rules that social democrats have allegedly deserted, specialize in pragmatism instead of ideology and more and more orientate themselves in the direction of executive.

Providing an important contribution to current literature within the box, this e-book could be of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative politics, political events and radical politics.

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