Problems and perspectives of contemporary European radical left parties: Chasing a lost world or still a world to win?

  title={Problems and perspectives of contemporary European radical left parties: Chasing a lost world or still a world to win?},
  author={Luke March},
  journal={International Critical Thought},
  pages={314 - 339}
  • Luke March
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Sociology
  • International Critical Thought
This paper provides an overview of the key European radical left parties, their ideological stances, their supporters and electoral performance, their links with social movements, policy impact, and reaction to the post-2008 economic crisis. The radical left is increasingly a stabilized, consolidated and permanent actor on the European political scene and has become a principal challenger to mainstream social democratic parties, although it has not fully overcome its own communist-era crisis… Expand
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