One hundred years of socialism : the West European left in the twentieth century

Author
Other titles
  • 100 years of socialism.
Published
  • London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers ©1996
Physical description
xxv, 965 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 185043879X
  • 9781850438793
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 887-943) and index.
Contents
  • Partial contents Pt. 1. The Hard Road to Political Power -- 1. The Establishment of Socialism Before 1914 -- 2. From War to War (1914-40) -- 3. Thwarted Alternatives -- 4. The War, Resistance and Its Aftermath: The Rise and Fall of West European Communism 1939-48 -- Pt. 2. The Construction of Welfare Socialism 1945-50 -- 5. The Socialists After 1945 -- 6. Building Social Capitalism 1945-50 -- 7. External Constants: A Socialist Foreign Policy? -- Pt. 3. Towards Revisionism 1950-60 -- 8. The Golden Age of Capitalism -- 9. Between Neutralism and Atlanticism -- 10. The Foundations of Revisionism -- Pt. 4. The Perplexing Sixties: 'Something in the Air' -- 11. The Return of the Left -- 12. The Establishment of a Foreign Policy Consensus -- Pt. 5. The Great Contestation -- 13. The Revival of Working-class Militancy 1960-73 -- 14. The Revival of Ideology and the Student Contestation -- 15. The Revival of Feminism -- Pt. 6. The End of the Great Capitalist Boom 1973-89 -- 16. The Crisis and the Left: An Overview -- 17. Social Democracy in Small Countries: Austria, Sweden, Holland and Belgium -- 18. Germany and Britain: SPD and Labour in Power -- 19. The French Experiment -- 20. The Failure of Italian Communism -- 21. The End of Authoritarian Regimes in Western Europe: Portugal, Spain and Greece -- Pt. 7. The Great Crisis of Socialism -- 22. Workers, Women and Greens -- 23. The 1980s: Radicalism in its Last Redoubt -- 24. The New Revisionism.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • In this comprehensive study of a century of socialism, Donald Sassoon traces the fortunes of the political parties of the left in Western Europe.

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