The eurocommunist challenge and the Eastern European and Soviet response. By David Lee Helms. Get PDF (9 MB) is a direct threat to Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe and a serious challenge to the power, prestige, and legitimacy of the CPSU itself. This research represents an analysis of the validity of the Eurocommunist shift away from Author: David Lee Helms. Eurocommunism, also referred to as democratic communism or neocommunism, was a revisionist trend in the s and s within various Western European communist parties which said they had developed a theory and practice of social transformation more relevant for Western Europe. During the Cold War, they sought to undermine the influence of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the. Despite the Soviet Union's elaborate preparations to expand its influence in Eastern Europe, you write that there was a great variety of political parties, Author: Vladimir Dubinsky. The phenomenon of Eurocommunism, especially as practiced by the Communist parties of Italy, France, and Spain, is a direct threat to Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe and a serious challenge to.
Book. Cinemas in transition in Central and Eastern Europe after The Eurocommunist Challenge and the Eastern European and Soviet Response. is a direct threat to Soviet . Review Article Eurocommunism, Socialism, Modernization: the Dilemmas of the Left in Eastern and Western Europe Vernon Aspaturian, Jiri Valenta, David P. Burke, eds, Eurocommunism between East and West (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ), ix + pp. Wladyslaw Bienkowski, Theory and Reality: the Development of Social Systems, translated from the Polish by . Calm response to diplomatic challenges from upheaval in the USSR and Eastern Europe By Xing Qu, Longbiao Zhong China calmly responded to upheaval in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe beyond ideological differences and relations with emerging independent countries, and quickly straightened out the relationship with the Soviet Union and Eastern. Post-Stalin reforms in the Soviet Union are best analyzed by Taubman, William, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (London: Free Press, ). On the survival of reform ideas in the USSR and Eastern Europe after , see Falk, Barbara J.
Eurocommunism was a current among the Communist Parties, mainly in Europe, from up to the early s, which sought autonomy of their own national parties relative to the leadership claims of the Soviet and Chinese parties or each other, being particularly critical of the lack of internal democracy in the Communist movement. 2 See especially Brown, The Gorbachev Factor; Leffler, For the Soul of Mankind; Grachev, Gorbachev’s ; 3 In response to Levesque’s intellectual challenge, I would argue that the peaceful Soviet withdrawal from Eastern Europe was not at all an enigma. In fact, looking at all the available evidence, it probably was the most rational and reasonable policy to pursue at the time, following. The Eurocommunist anti-model is thus a profound challenge to Soviet theory and practice; even its partial introduction into Eastern Europe might serve to unite the Soviet leadership behind a rigid, conservative and possibly violent reaction. Enrico Berlinguer of the Italian Communist Party. The high point of the Eurocommunist movement came in the mids. The Italian CP (PCI) made a .