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The Radical Left in Europe in the Age of Austerity

1st Edition

Edited by Babak Amini


186 pages

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The complex trajectory of Europe after the 2008 global financial crisis, has led to the catastrophic failure of deep austerity measures that swept across the Union, and is reflected in the rise of some radical left parties such as SYRIZA as well as an unfortunate rise in far right and nationalist parties and movements. This collection brings together a group of European scholars and activists from various European countries to discuss the recent economic, political, and electoral changes in respective countries, and the current status and future plans of radical left parties and movements. This book fills a significant gap within the current literature in the English-speaking world on post-2008 Europe, featuring a nation-based European wide survey of the current activities and plans of radical Left parties and movements in relation to the mounting social, political, and economic problems in Europe. This book contributes to the discussion by presenting a realistic depiction of the existing radical Left forces in Europe. This title was previously published as a special issue of Socialism and Democracy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Marcello Musto

2. Situating the Radical Left in Contemporary Europe

Babak Amini

3. The Radical Left in Greece

Mihalis Panayiotakis

4. "Old" and "New" Left in the Kingdom of Spain, 2008–2015

Antoni Domenech, Gustavo Buster and Daniel Raventós

5. The Radical Left in France

Jean-Numa Ducange

6. The Radical Left in Benelux

Erik Meijer

7. The Radical Left in Germany

Frieder Otto Wolf

8. From Splits to Unification? On the Recent History of the Italian Radical Left

Eleonora Forenza

9. The "Memorandum of Understanding" in Portugal and the Portuguese Left

António Simoões do Paço and Raquel Varela

10. The Nordic Radical Left

Teppo Eskelinen

11. The Radical Left of the New EU: Between Communist Nostalgia and Postmodern Radicalism

Stanislav Holubec

12. "New Left" in the Post-Yugoslav Space: Issues, Sites, and Forms

Igor Štiks

13. The Radical Left in Britain

Kate Hudson

14. The Radical Left in Ireland

Conor McCabe

15. A Chronology of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Babak Amini

About the Editor

Babak Amini is a PhD student in Sociology at York University (Toronto). He is a member of the editorial board of Socialism and Democracy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Radicalism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European