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Perestroika and the Party: National and Transnational Perspectives on European Communist Parties in the Era of Soviet Reform

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Perestroika and the Party: National and Transnational Perspectives on European Communist Parties in the Era of Soviet Reform

Perestroika and the Party: National and Transnational Perspectives on European Communist Parties in the Era of Soviet Reform edited by Francesco Di Palma
English | August 1, 2019 | ISBN: 1789200202 | PDF | 348 pages | 2.2 MB

Countless studies have assessed the dramatic reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev, but their analysis of the impact on European communism has focused overwhelmingly on the Soviet Union and Eastern bloc nations.

This ambitious collection takes a much broader view, reconstructing and evaluating the historical trajectories of glasnost and perestroika on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Moving beyond domestic politics and foreign relations narrowly defined, the research gathered here constitutes a transnational survey of these reforms’ collective impact, showing how they were variably received and implemented, and how they shaped the prospects for “proletarian internationalism” in diverse political contexts.