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The Communist Parties of Western Europe: A Comparative Study
The Communist Parties of Western Europe: A Comparative Study
By R. Neal Tannahill
Greenwood Press, 1978, 299 pp.

What are the factors that shape the positions and policies of Western Europe's communist parties? How and why do they differ? What draws them together; what keeps them apart? These and other questions are answered in this comprehensive survey, broad rather than deep, with up-to-date election and membership statistics and a useful bibliography.