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European Parties and the European Integration Process, 1945–1992


Edited By Lucia Bonfreschi, Giovanni Orsina and Antonio Varsori

The present volume brings together three different traditions of historical study: national politics, European integration, and political parties. Since the 1980s, there has been an enlargement of the scope of political history. This attempt to transcend national boundaries can intersect with the new strands of European integration history, paying much more attention to transnational perspectives and forces. The chapters comprised in this book attempt to forge a dialogue between these new methodologies and the study of political parties in manifold ways. Firstly, in the study of party foreign and European politics – how parties have perceived themselves as belonging not only to the national political game, but also to a wider transnational, and European one. Secondly, party history can transcend national boundaries through the study of international and European party cooperation. Thirdly, it can offer worthwhile avenues of study on how political families deal with European integration not along ideological cleavages but along national ones. This volume fills a crucial gap of European historiography by comparing parties’ discourses/platforms/policies on European integration and by developing national, comparative and transnational approaches.


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AAB Arbeiderbevegelsens arkiv og bibliotek ABA Arbejdermuseet & Arbejderbevægelsens Bibliotek og Arkiv ACDP Archiv für Christlich-Demokratische Politik ACEN Assembly of Captive European Nations AdSD Archiv der Sozialen Demokratie AECE Asociación Española de Cooperación Europea AISML Archivio dell’Istituto per la Storia del Movimento liberale AL Archiv des Liberalismus AP Alianza Popular ARAB Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek, Stockholm ARP Antirevolutionaire Partij ASCD Archivio Storico della Camera dei deputati Benelux Customs union Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg CAP Common Agricultural Policy CARDOC Centre archivistique et documentaire du Parlement européen CCME Consell Català del Moviment Europeu CD Centre Démocrate CDA Christen-Democratisch Appèl CDC Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya CDP Centre, Démocratie et Progrès CDS Centre des Démocrates Sociaux (France) CDS Centro Democratico y Social (Portugal) CDU Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands CEP Congress for European People CESPE Centro studi di politica economica (of PCI) CESPI Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (of PCI) European Parties and the European Integration Process 12 CFEME Consejo Federal Español del Movimiento Europeo CGIL Confederazione generale italiana del lavoro CGT Confederation générale du travail CHU Christelijk-Historische Unie CIS Commonwealth of Independent States CiU Convergència i Unió COMISCO Committee of the International Socialist Conferences CP Conservative Party CPPE European Parliament Press Cuttings Fond CPSU Communist Party of the Soviet Union CSCE Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe CSCE Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (1973-75) CSPEC Confederation of the Socialist Parties of the European...

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