9781780767611

One Hundred Years of Socialism The West European Left in the Twentieth Century

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2014
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris
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Summary

This new edition of Donald Sassoon's magisterial history of the Left in the twentieth century includes a substantial new introduction by the author. With unique authority and unparalleled scholarship, Sassoon traces the fortunes of the political parties of the left in Western Europe across 14 countries, covering the fortunes of socialism from the rise of the Bolsheviks through two World Wars to the revival of feminism and the arrival of "green" politics.

Author Biography

Donald Sassoon was born in Cairo and educated in Paris, Milan and London. He is Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary, University of London and is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Contemporary Italy: Politics, Economy and Society Since 1945, Mona Lisa: The History of the World's Most Famous Painting, The Culture of the Europeans and Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism.

Table of Contents

List of Tables 
List of Figures 
Acknowledgements 
List of Abbreviations 
New Introduction 
Introduction to the First Edition 
Book One: Expansion 
PART I: 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 
Book Two: Consolidation 
PART II: THE CONSTRUCTION OF WESTERN SOCIALISM 1945-50 
5. The Socialists After 1945
6. Building Social Capitalism 1945-50 
7. External Constraints: A Socialist Foreign Policy? 
PART III: TOWARD REVISIONISM 1950-69
8. The Golden Age of Capitalism 
9. Between Neutralism and Atlanticism 
10. The Foundations of Revisionism  
PART IV: THE PERPLEXING SIXTIES: 'SOMETHING IN THE AIR'
11. The Return of the Left 
12. The Establishment of a Foreign Policy Consensus 
PART V: 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
Book Three: Crisis 
PART VI: 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 
PART VII: THE GREAT CRISIS OF SOCIALISM  
22. Workers, Women and Greens 
23. The 1980s: Radicalism in its Last Redoubt
24. The New Revisionism
Epilogue 
Notes 
Bibliography
Index

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