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Italian Communism in Transition

Italian Communism in Transition

This is a study of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) during the most critical period of its recent history. In the mid-1970s, the PCI almost succeeded in entering the national government; by the end of that decade, it had been relegated to the opposition and went into a decline that continues today. This book provides a first-hand view of that turbulent period and explains the roots of the party's crisis. Hellman focuses on Turin, which has always been on the cutting edge of developments in Italy and in the Italian workers' movement. This is a study of local conditions that keeps the broader picture in focus by tracing local events in light of national developments. During this period, Turin, then governed by the Communists, was the site of great political activity and turbulence, from Red Brigade terrorism to the historic defeat of the unions at Fiat in 1980. The author provides an eye-witness analysis of the party's reaction to these challenges in light of its broader national strategy.

Newer World CB

Newer World CB

Author: Leach Format: Book Release Date: 19/08/1988

Political Parties and Coalitional Behaviour in Italy

Political Parties and Coalitional Behaviour in Italy

Author: Geoffrey Pridham Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1988

Coalitional behaviour is central to the Italian system of government but has been largely neglected by research. As a result, coalitions in post-war Italy have been viewed as simply unstable, short-lived and incohesive. In this book, the author corrects this one-sidedness by analysing Italian coalition politics as a continuous and dynamic process. His comprehensive, interpretative approach takes account of other new developments in coalition studies and relates his subject both to the literature on Italian politics and to the comparative study of party systems in liberal democracies. An introductory section places Italian coalitional behaviour in a theoretical and comparative context. This inductive framework is then used as a reference for examining the historical, institutional, motivational, internal, socio-political andenvironmental dimensions of the phenomenon.

Young Guard!

Young Guard!

Author: Isabel A. Tirado Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/1988

Tirado provides a fascinating and valuable account of the beginnings of an organized youth movement in revolutionary Russia and the founding of the Komsomol. Forming organizations to protect and advance group interests was one of the most striking features of the Russian Revolution of 1917; youth did not lag behind. . . . [This volume] is a valuable contribution to the history of the Russian Revolution and early Soviet state. Russian Review This book examines in detail the formation of the Communist Youth League or Komsomol since its inception in 1917 and presents a social and institutional history of the organization and its impact on the first decade of Soviet power. By concentrating on Petrograd up to 1920 and by using a broad range of sources, this unusual study provides a clearer perspective on the mass efforts of Soviet youth during the early consolidation of the revolution. It describes the origins of the Komsomol, its institutionalization in 1918, its development during the Civil War, its economic and educational activities, and its relationship to the Communist Party.

The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

During the 1850s, the Jacksonian party system broke down in the North and a new sectional party, the Republicans, succeeded the Whigs in the nation's two party system. Using demographic, voting, and other statistical analysis,as well as the more traditional methods and sources of political history, William Gienapp powerfully demonstrates that the organization of the Republican party was a difficult, complex, and lengthy process, and explains why, even after an inauspicious beginning, it ultimately became a potent political force.

Hero As Statesman

Hero As Statesman

Author: John P. Craven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/1988

Soldiers and statesmen are forever laying the pavements of good intentions which lead to the hell of military conflict. The process is endless and will not be interrupted before there is societal understanding of the patterns that lead to destruction and a modification of behavior on the basis of that understanding. One such pattern is the predilection of tribes and nations to choose their statesmen from the ranks of military heroes. The transition from soldier to statesman may occur at any phase of the career. This text examines two aspects of the individual dilemma faced by these individuals-the tempering of national dogma with pragmatism and the decision to escalate or de-escalate the level of military conflict. Wherever possible, this examination is made in terms of the writings of, or about, these leaders. Co-published by arrangement with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Hero As Statesman

Hero As Statesman

Author: John P. Craven Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/1988

Soldiers and statesmen are forever laying the pavements of good intentions which lead to the hell of military conflict. The process is endless and will not be interrupted before there is societal understanding of the patterns that lead to destruction and a modification of behavior on the basis of that understanding. One such pattern is the predilection of tribes and nations to choose their statesmen from the ranks of military heroes. The transition from soldier to statesman may occur at any phase of the career. This text examines two aspects of the individual dilemma faced by these individualsothe tempering of national dogma with pragmatism and the decision to escalate or de-escalate the level of military conflict. Wherever possible, this examination is made in terms of the writings of, or about, these leaders. Co-published by arrangement with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Labour and the Unions

Labour and the Unions

Author: John Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1987

Ideology, Strategy and Party Change

Ideology, Strategy and Party Change

Author: Ian Budge Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/1987

The relevance of this book to central concerns of political and social science hardly needs emphasizing. Parties are the organizing force of democratic governments, giving coherence and direction to their policies and relating them to popular preferences. Election programmes are crucial to this role, providing electors with some insight into the policies they are voting for, and parties themselves with a starting point for their activity in government. Discussion begins with a comparative assessment of the impact of election pledges on government action. The book goes on to describe systematically the place of the programmes in the political process of nineteen democracies. It subjects them to detailed qualitative, quantitative and spatial analyses to answer such questions as: Who prepares election programmes and how? What is the nature of modern party divisions? Do they differ across countries? Is there indeed an 'end of ideology' or an intensification? Does the need to attract votes weaken old partisan attachments? Combining individual studies of each country with comparative analyses on a scale never previously undertaken, the book will interest country specialists and comparativists and prove indispensable to research on voting and party behaviour, coalition formation, ideology, and rational choice.

The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

Author: William E. (Assistant Professor of History, University of Wyoming) Gienapp Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/1987

During the 1850s, the Jacksonian party system broke down in the North and a new sectional party, the Republicans, succeeded the Whigs in the nation's two party system. Using demographic, voting, and other statistical analysis,as well as the more traditional methods and sources of political history, William Gienapp powerfully demonstrates that the organization of the Republican party was a difficult, complex, and lengthy process, and explains why, even after an inauspicious beginning, it ultimately became a potent political force.

The Popular Front in Europe

The Popular Front in Europe

Author: Helen Graham Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/1987

Out of the social and economic turmoil of Europe in the 1930s, the Popular Front emerged as the spearhead of the left's bid to stop fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the birth of the Popular Front this edited collection assesses the impact of the idea of bourgeois-proletarian alliance on the European left as a whole. It also examines the fate of the Popular Front governments, both in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, where the bitter strife over social and economic reform erupted into open civil war.

Origins of the Great Purges

Origins of the Great Purges

Author: John Archibald Getty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/1987

This is a study of the structure of the Soviet Communist Party in the 1930s. Based upon archival and published sources, the work describes the events in the Bolshevik Party leading up to the Great Purges of 1937-1938. Professor Getty concludes that the party bureaucracy was chaotic rather than totalitarian, and that local officials had relative autonomy within a considerably fragmented political system. The Moscow leadership, of which Stalin was the most authoritarian actor, reacted to social and political processes as much as instigating them. Because of disputes, confusion, and inefficiency, they often promoted contradictory policies. Avoiding the usual concentration on Stalin's personality, the author puts forward the controversial hypothesis that the Great Purges occurred not as the end product of a careful Stalin plan, but rather as the bloody but ad hoc result of Moscow's incremental attempts to centralise political power.