Italian Communism

Italian Communism : The Escape from Leninism

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Crispen Shore's work is based on research in the heart of the Communist-governed city of Perugia. He traces major factors which explain the success of the PCI - its disengagement from the Soviet Union, its break with the strictures of Marxist-Leninist orthodoxy, its development of an independent popular national vision of socialism and the expansive sub-cultural role it has created for itself within Italian society. The book focuses specifically on the PCI's current dilemma, offering both a view of the world and of history from an Italian communist perspective, and an anthropological analysis of that worldview.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 393g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074530334X
  • 9780745303345

Table of contents

Part 1 Socialism in crisis. Part 2 The PCI's approach to power: history and identity of the PCI; the theory and practice of Italian Communism; political socialization and party allegiance. Part 3 The PCI and the question of democracy: PCI organization, role and theory; Communism at the crossroads - Eurocommunism and the Soviet question; pluralism versus Democratic centralism - Leninism versus Marxism.
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