Communism in Europe Vol. II
Continuity, Change and the Sino-Soviet Dispute

Griffith, William E.
Publisher:  The M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, USA
Year Published:  1967   First Published:  1966
Pages:  439pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7362

The second volume on the interaction of the developments in European communism and the Sino-Soviet dispute. This volume deals specifically with East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

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Table of Contents:

CHAPTER ONE
EUROPEAN COMMUNISM, 1965, WILLIAM E. GRIFFITH

The Decline of Soviet Authority
European Communist Elitist Nationalisms
East European Communism: The Balkans
East Europe: The Northern Tier
Western Europe: The Nordic Communist Parties
West European Communism
Conclusion
Appndix: Chinese Reprinting of Albanian Articles since the Fall of Khrushchev

PART ONE
East Germany, CAROLA STERN

CHAPTER TWO
TRADITION AND HISTORY OF THE GERMAN COMMUNIST PARTY (KPD)

The KPD and the Weimar Republic
The KPD Illegal and in Exile

CHAPTER THREE
HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY OF GERMANY (SED), 1945-1965

The KPD-SED in the "Antifascist Democratic System," 1945-1948
Bolshevization, 1949 - 1952
The SED in Crisis: The June 1953 Rising and the New Course (1953-1955)
Stalinism Without Stalin, 1956-1961
Gradual De-Stalinization, 1962-1965

CHAPTER FOUR
CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN GERMANY-GERMAN COMMUNISTS IN CHINA, 1918-1945

CHAPTER FIVE
RELATIONS BETWEEN THE DDR AND THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, 1949-1965

Relations from the Founding of the Two People's Democracies (October 1949) until the Eve of the Twentieth CPSU Party Congress
Political Relations between the DDR AND THE CPR from 1956 until Mid-1960
The Attitude of the SED Leadership in the Sino-Soviet Conflict from the Summero of 1960 to the Eve of the Sixth SED Party Congress (End of 1962)
The Attitude of the East German Party Leadership in the Sino-Soviet Conflict from the Beginning of 1963 (Sixth SED Party Congress) until 1965
Effects of the Sino-Soviet Conflict on East German-Chinese Trade
The German Problem and the Sino-Soviet Conflict

PART TWO
Czechoslovakia, ZDENEK ELIAS AND JAROMIR NETIK

CHAPTER SIX
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER SEVEN
THE KSC FROM ITS EARLY BEGINNINGS TO THE 1948 COUP

The Czechoslovak Communist Party in Russia
The Slovak Soviet Republic
The Founding of the KSC
The Bolshevization of the KSC
The KSC Attitude toward the Czechoslovak State
The Communists and Slovakia
The Communist Party of Slovakia and its Policy During World War II
The KSC and the New Republic

CHAPTER EIGHT
1948-1955 DOGMATIC TENDENCIES SOLIDIFIED

Ascendency of Dogmatism
Show-Trials
Party Purges
The Slansky Affair
Novotny Takes Over
The Economic Crisis and The New Course

CHAPTER NINE
1956: EFFECTS OF THE TWENTIETHCPSU CONGRESS

CHAPTER TEN
1957-1960: TOWARD A SOCIALIST STATE

Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
Sino-Soviet Relations
Internal KSC Developments
The Socialist Constitution

CHAPTER ELEVEN
1960-1962: BETWEEN THE SOCIALIST CONSTITUTION AND THE TWELFTH CONGRESS

De-Stalinization-Novotny Style
The Barak Case
Sino-Soviet Relations
The Twelfth Congress
The Twelfth Congress and the Sino-Soviet Rift

CHAPTER TWELVE
1963: THE POINT OF NO RETURN

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CONCLUSION


PART THREE
Nordic Countries, AKE SPARRING, JAHN OTTO JOHANSEN, BENGT MATTI

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
INTRODUCTION, AKE SPARRING

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
SWEDEN, AKE SPARRING

The Political scene
Early History of the CPS
The Peaceful and the Parliamentary Road
The CPS and "Proletarian Internationalism"
The Counterattack of the Central Committee
Ny Dag's Congress Debate
The CPS's Twentieth Congress

CHAPTER SIXTEEN
NORWAY, JAHN OTTO JOHANSEN

Main Aspects of the History of the Communist Party of Norway
The Purge
De-Stalinization and the Question of Rehabilitation
The NKP and the Sino-Soviet Conflict
Reaction to the Khrushchev's Fall
Preparations for the Party Congress in 1965
The NKP and the SF
The List Controversy
The Communist Party, the Constitution, and Democracy
The 1965 Party Congress
Conclusion

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
FINLAND, BENGT MATTI

The Finnish Political Scene
Finnish-Soviet Relations
The SKP
Conclusion
Appendix: The Organizational Structure of the Finnish Communist Party

INDEX
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