'Now away, with all your superstitions': the deleninization of the CPN and its causesof communism in the Netherlands

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    On 5 June 1991 the Communist Party of the Netherlands dissolved itself, having decided to merge with the Pacifist‐Socialist Party and the Political Party of the Radicals. This was not a repercussion of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe associated with perestroika, but the result of the party's evolution since the late 1970s, when it turned its back on an orthodox Stalinist past. After 1980 the party renounced, in turn, its Leninist heritage. An analysis of the delegates to the CPN's congresses shows how this reflected a fundamental shift in the party's social composition. Its dissolution and merger with the PSP and PPR in the Green Left was a logical conclusion to these developments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    EventECPR Joint Sessions - University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Duration: 10-Apr-201814-Apr-2018


    ConferenceECPR Joint Sessions

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