Developments of the 1970s suggest the need for a new approach to the analysis of communism in Western Europe. During the early years after World War II, Western observers tended to look upon the West European Communist parties as fundamentally an extension of communism in the USSR-as national only in the narrow, formal sense. With the growing signs
Table of Contents
Preface -- An Introductory Overview -- Italy: The Changing Role of the PCI -- France: The Evolution of the PCF -- Spain: The PCE and the Post-Franco Era -- Portugal: The PCP and the Portuguese Revolution -- Greece: Communism in a Non-Western Setting -- Finland: The SKP and Electoral Politics -- Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland: The Struggle between Nationalism and Internationalism -- Great Britain: Revolution or Gradualism for the CPGB? -- The Challenge of Eurocommunism
David E. Albright is senior text editor of the journal Problems of Communism. Dr. Albright was formerly research associate and editor of the Council on Foreign Relations' project on the United States and China in world affairs.