Twentieth Century Communism 5: Local communisms

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Introduction: Local communisms within a global movement (Twentieth Century Communism 5, 2013)

Norman LaPorte

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Comparing local communisms (Twentieth Century Communism 5, 2013)

Andreas Wirsching

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Disputed memory: the Munich Council Republic and the KPD’s politics of history (Twentieth Century Communism 5, Autumn 2013)

Sebastian Zehetmairmm Tim Rees, Thomas Beaumont, Eryk Martin, Ben Fowkes, Bulent Gokay, Sevket Akyildiz, Richard Carlson, Kevin Morgan, Ad Knotter, Willie Thompson

Little Moscows revisited. What we can learn from French and German cases (Twentieth Century Communism 5, 2013)

Ad Knotter

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Bastions, black spots and other variations: in and beyond the specificities of the Little Moscow (Twentieth Century Communism 5, 2013)

Kevin Morgan

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Scottish Communism 1962-91: from re-growth to extinction – a view from the inside (Twentieth Century Communism 5, Autumn 2013)

This article outlines the course of the CPGB’s development in Scotland from the early 1960s until its final demise along with that of the British Party in 1991. It attempts to explain the manner of its recovery and shifts in political approach following the crises of the 1950s, and consequent successes in areas such as the miners’ strikes, the UCS work-in and the student movement. The CP in Scotland’s response to the rise of Scottish nationalism and the SNP is also considered in the context to its commitment to devolution but opposition to separatism. This is followed by consideration of gradually emerging internal political divisions during the 1970s, centring on divergent attitudes to the Party’s traditional political stances concerning the role of the working class and views of the Soviet bloc. The final breakup is then examined, including a last-ditch attempt by some members to form a separate Communist Party of Scotland.

Disputed memory: the Munich Council Republic and the KPD’s politics of history (Twentieth Century Communism 5, Autumn 2013)

Sebastian Zehetmairmm Tim Rees, Thomas Beaumont, Eryk Martin, Ben Fowkes, Bulent Gokay, Sevket Akyildiz, Richard Carlson, Kevin Morgan, Ad Knotter, Willie Thompson

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