European Integration and the Communist Dilemma: Communist Party Responses to Europe in Greece, Cyprus and Italy

European Integration and the Communist Dilemma: Communist Party Responses to Europe in Greece, Cyprus and Italy

by Giorgos Charalambous

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European Integration and the Communist Dilemma: Communist Party Responses to Europe in Greece, Cyprus and Italy by Giorgos Charalambous

European Integration and the Communist Dilemma assesses the response of communist parties to European integration using three contrasting and comparatively significant case studies from Greece, Cyprus and Italy. These parties, in common with other radical parties in Europe, face a continuing strategic dilemma with regard to Europe through which larger questions about communist ideology and identity can be illuminated.

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ISBN-13: 9781409474616
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Dr Giorgos Charalambous, University of Cyprus.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

The Book’s Domain

The Research Questions and the Conceptual Lens

Method of Empirical Investigation, Timeframe and Case Selection

The Structure and Arguments of the Book

 

2 The Communist Dilemma

Introduction

The Communist Dilemma as a Conceptual Lens

The Communist Dilemma in History

Conclusion

 

3 Political Parties and European Integration

Introduction

The European Radical Left and European Integration: What We Know So Far and Why Study Further

The Study of Political Parties and European Integration

Explaining the ‘How’ Question

Explaining the ‘Why’ Question

Conclusion

 

4 The Greek Case: The KKE and European Integration

Introduction

The Party and its Context

Patterns of Party Competition

Programmatic Positions

Relations and Activity beyond the National Party System

Conclusion

 

5 The Cypriot Case: AKEL and European Integration

Introduction

The Party and its Context

Patterns of Party Competition

Programmatic Positions

Relations and Activity beyond the National Party System

Conclusion

 

6 The Italian Case: Rifondazione Comunista and European Integration

Introduction

The Party and its Context

Patterns of Party Competition

Programmatic Positions

Relations and Activity beyond the National Party System

Conclusion

 

7 Comparative Findings

Returning to the Research Questions

Implications for Parties’ Relations to European Integration

 

8 Epilogue: On the Present and Future of European Communism

 

Appendix: Schedule of Interviews and Email Correspondence

 

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