This book, first published in 1980, provides both a broad review and detailed analysis of the major issues that had been affecting the changing relations between Moscow and the other European Communist parties. In discussing the Spanish, Italian, French and Scandinavian communist parties the individual contributors expose the weaknesses as well as the strengths of the parties, and analyse the ideological and sociological roots. This title will be of interest to students of politics.
Table of Contents
1. The Changing Face of Western Communism 2. Eurocommunism: Their Word or Ours? 3. The PCE in Spanish Politics 4. The Italian Communist Party: Between Leninism and Social Democracy? 5. The French Communist Party and Eurocommunism 6. The Finnish Communist Party: Two Parties in One 7. Communism in the Nordic Countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland 8. Austria: From Orthodoxy to ‘Normalisation’; Appendix: The Electoral Strength of Communism in Western Europe; Notes on Contributors; Index