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Italian Communism in Transition

The Rise and Fall of the Historic Compromise in Turin, 1975-1980

Italian Communism in Transition by Stephen Hellman
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In the mid-1970s, the Italian Communist Party (PCI) almost succeeded in entering the national government; however, by the end of the decade its popularity had dramatically declined. Providing a first-hand view of the turbulent period from 1975 to 1980, this book explains the roots of the party's crisis. First looking at local conditions, the author studies a number of major developments in the city of Turin, from Red Brigade terrorism to the historic defeat of the unions at Fiat in 1980, and then sets these local events within the broader national strategy. Hellman, who has been studying the PCI since the late 1960s, systematically interviewed the entire full-time leadership of the Turinese Federation of the party, and attended regular meetings and activities from the grass roots to the summit of local organization. An unprecedented eyewitness account, Italian Communism in Transition is a complete history of the PCI's response to the crises and challenges of the 1970s.
Oxford University Press; January 1988
287 pages; ISBN 9781601296924
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Title: Italian Communism in Transition
Author: Stephen Hellman
 
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1601296924
9780195053357
9781601296924