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Radical left movements in Europe
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3886-0298
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3300-0889
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk, Poland.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5193-4661
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of capitalism and social inequalities were once again the main protest themes of social movements. This book provides an account of radical left movements in today’s Europe and how they are trying to accomplish social and political change.

The book’s international group of leading experts provide detailed analysis on social movement organizations, activist groups, and networks that are rooted in the left-wing ideologies of anarchism, Marxism, socialism, and communism in both newly democratized post-communist and longstanding liberal-democratic polities. Through a range of case studies, the authors explore how radical left movements are influenced by their situated political and social contexts, and how contemporary radical left activism differs from both new and old social movements on one hand, and the activities of radical left parliamentary parties on the other. Ultimately, this volume investigates what it means to be ‘radical left’ in current day liberal-democratic and capi- talist societies after the fall of European state socialism.

This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in European politics, contemporary social movements and political sociology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017. , 283 p.
Series
The mobilization series on social movements, protest, and culture
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Sociology
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33558Libris ID: 20908707ISBN: 978-1-4724-6146-9 (print)ISBN: 978-1-315603-48-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-33558DiVA: diva2:1147237
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Anarkister i Öst- och Västeuropa
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011
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Copyright year 2018

Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2017-10-20Bibliographically approved

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Wennerhag, MagnusFröhlich, ChristianPiotrowski, Grzegorz

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