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Contesting Capitalism? - Richard Dunphy

Contesting Capitalism?

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780719068041
Number Of Pages: 208

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This book is a comparative and historical study of the impact of European integration upon the policies, ideology and future prospects of Left parties across the European Union. It is the first such study to focus upon parties to the left of social democracy--communist, "new left" and "green left" parties. The book highlights the broad range of responses to European integration that these parties have formulated--from pro-integrationist or pro-federalist positions to staunchly anti-integrationist views. It sets the emergence of such diversity in historical and theoretical context, paying attention to a broad range of factors that have influenced the evolution of the parties' European policies. Richard Dunphy examines the Left parties' views on how to build an "alternative Europe" that goes beyond free market capitalism.

Theoretical Perspectives: Left Visions of European Integration
Historical Context: From Eurocommunism to the "Euro-Left"? Western European Communist Parties and the European Union Until 1989
Case Studies: European Union Policy and the Left Parties
The Italian Communist Party (PCI) and Its Communist Successor Parties (PRC) and (PCDI)
The French Communist Party (PCF)
The Greek Communist Party (KKE) and the Coalition of Left and Progress (Synaspismos)
The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP)
The Communist Party of Spain/United Left (PCE/IU)
The Danish Socialist Peoples' Party (SF)
The Finnish Left Alliance (VAS)
The Left Party of Sweden (V)
Comparative Perspectives:The Greens and the European Union
The Social Democrats and the European Union
Conclusion: Europe and the Future of the Left Parties
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ISBN: 9780719068041
ISBN-10: 0719068045
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34