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Socialism across the iron curtain : socialist parties in East and West and the reconstruction of Europe after 1945

Author: Jan de Graaf
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: New studies in European history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This innovative pan-European history of post-war socialism challenges the East-West paradigm that still dominates accounts of post-war Europe. Jan De Graaf offers a comparative study of the ways in which the French, Italian and Polish Socialist Parties and the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party dealt with the problems of socio-economic and political reconstruction. Drawing on archival documents in seven
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan de Graaf
ISBN: 9781108622783 110862278X
OCLC Number: 1083671441
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 The National Road to Socialism; The Rise and Fall of the Post-War Coalition; The Provisional Governments; First Electoral Tests; The Endgame; From the Nineteenth Century to the Second World War; Founding Divisions; Revolution and Schism; Facing Fascism; Conclusion; Chapter 2 Bread, Butter, and Egalitarianism; The Supply Side; The Dark Side; The Other Side; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Discipline, Sacrifice, and Production Discipline and SacrificeThe Battle for Production; Conclusion; Chapter 4 The Moral of the Story; The Reckoning; Reorienting the Disoriented; The Morals of Labour; Conclusion; Chapter 5 The Lessons of the Past; Unity and Disunity; Internal Soul-Searching; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Elections, Parliaments, and Constitutions; Elections; Parliaments; Constitutions; Conclusion; Chapter 7 Democracy from Below; Confronting the Council Movement; Socialising Socialism; Conclusion; Chapter 8 The International Road to Socialism; Getting Acquainted; Building a Movement; Drifting Apart; Towards the Split ConclusionConclusion; Bibliography; A Unpublished Documents; The Czech Republic; France; Italy; The Netherlands; Poland; United Kingdom; B Published Documents; C Newspapers and Periodicals; D Online Resources; E Literature; Index
Series Title: New studies in European history.
Responsibility: Jan De Graaf, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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This innovative pan-European history of post-war socialism shows the Cold War categories of 'East' and 'West' cannot be projected back onto post-war Europe. By comparing the socialist and social  Read more...

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'Jan De Graaf's book is fascinating from start to finish ... indispensable to any historian or anyone interested in the period.' Gilles Vergnon, L'ours

 
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