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Author Charalambous, Giorgos.

Title European integration and the communist dilemma : communist party responses to Europe in Greece, Cyprus, and Italy / by Giorgos Charalambous
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2012
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 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
6 The Italian Case: Rifondazione Comunista and European IntegrationIntroduction; 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; Bibliography; Index
The Study of Political Parties and European IntegrationExplaining 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anorthōtiko Komma Ergazomenou Laou (Cyprus) -- Case studies.
Kommounistikon Komma tēs Hellados -- Case studies.
Partito della rifondazione comunista -- Case studies.
Anorthōtiko Komma Ergazomenou Laou (Cyprus)
Kommounistikon Komma tēs Hellados.
Partito della rifondazione comunista.
International economic integration -- Political aspects.
LAW -- International.
Europe -- Economic integration -- Political aspects
Europe.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012024265
ISBN 1283901889
1409436365
9781283901888
9781409436362