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European Integration And The Communist Dilemma

Author : Giorgos Charalambous
ISBN : 9781317139508
Genre : Political Science
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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. Exploring the tendency of communist parties to face a trade-off between domestic legitimacy and electoral concerns, and their nature as parties professing opposition to the systemic currents of capitalism and European integration, the author provides a fascinating study of the nuances in deciding whether to adopt ideological consistency or undergo moderation. Blending advances in party politics, communist history and Europeanization research, the book devises a framework that overcomes the deficiencies of uni-dimensional approaches to the study of parties and Europe. In this manner, wider insights on the national party politics of European integration are drawn.

The Success Of Sanctions

Author : Francesco Giumelli
ISBN : 9781317014645
Genre : Political Science
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The effectiveness of sanctions cannot purely be measured by the way they change the behaviour of their intended target. The degree to which sanctions constrain a rogue state's behaviour and the signals they send to future targets should also be prime considerations. In this thought provoking book Francesco Giumelli measures the true effectiveness of EU sanctions against a range of states including Belarus, Zimbabwe, Moldova, Uzbekistan, the USA and China. He demonstrates that focussing purely on behavioural change is limiting, especially when considering the actions and motivations of an international organisation, and develops a process to evaluate the direct and indirect impact of EU sanctions. Giumelli demonstrates the many different ways sanctions have been used by the EU to produce positive direct and indirect results and provides a multi-level framework to assess the success of sanctions in the future.

Contesting Capitalism

Author : Richard Dunphy
ISBN : 0719068045
Genre : Political Science
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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.

Russia After Lenin

Author : Vladimir Brovkin
ISBN : 9781134680573
Genre : History
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Following the Russian Revolution, the cultural and political landscape of Russia was strewn with contradictions. The dictatorship, censorship and repression of the Communist party existed alongside private enterprise, the black market and open debates on Socialism. In Russian Society and politics 1921-1929 Vladimir Brovkin offers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic and social history of developments in Russia in the 1920's. By examining the contrast between Bolshevik propaganda claims and social reality, the author explains how Communist representations were variously received and resisted by workers, peasants, students, women, teachers and party officials. He presents a picture of cultural diversity and rejection of Communist constraints through many means including unauthorised protest, religion, jazz music and poetry. In Russian Society and Politics 1921-1929 Vladimir Brovkin argues that these trends, if left unchecked, endangered the Communist Party's monopoly on political power. The Stalinist revolution can thus be seen as a pre-emptive strike against this independent and vibrant society as well as a product of Stalin's personality and communist ideology.

Tying Greece To The West

Author : Mogens Pelt
ISBN : 9788772895833
Genre : History
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The author examines the reconstruction of Greece in the post war era and the role of the United States and West Germany. He deals with the Marshall Plan years, the process of Greece's association with the Common Market and the crisis periods in the Middle East; also, he focuses on the internal political development in Greece including the prelude to the military coup d'etat in 1967.

The Future Of Turkish Western Relations

Author : Zalmay Khalilzad
ISBN : 0833028758
Genre : Political Science
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At the European Union's Helsinki Summit in December 1999, Turkey was declared a candidate for EU membership. But European and U.S. stakes in Turkey continue to evolve in today's post-Cold War era, influenced in no small part by Turkey's geopolitical position as a pivotal state. The United States is concerned with Turkish support for U.S. freedom of action in key regions, and Turkey wants to ensure that it will have EU and U.S. assistance in managing its own regional challenges. The Future of Turkish-Western Relations explores the significance of changes on the Turkish domestic scene, as well as the contours of Ankara's increasingly active external policies. The report goes on to discuss Western stakes in the future of a changing Turkey. The authors offer an agenda for closer strategic cooperation in the U.S.-Turkish-European triangle, focusing on key issues such as relations with Russia, energy security, containing weapons proliferation risks in the Middle East, and reinforcing Turkish convergence with the European Union.

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