Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the ghosts of West European communism live on

Bull, MJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2612-3183 2019, 'Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the ghosts of West European communism live on' , European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (London School of Economics) .

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Abstract

Germany marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2019. This article argues that alongside the sweeping changes that occurred in central and eastern Europe, the end of the Cold War also had a lasting legacy for western European states. While the demise of western Europe’s communist parties after 1989 appeared to signify the passing of a burnt-out cause, it acted as a catalyst for change in the political space to the left of social democracy, generating new ideas and configurations that continue to shape politics today.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (London School of Economics)
Publisher: London School of Economics
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Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 16:36
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52977

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