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The communism of certain western European Communist parties that advocated democratic political procedures and independence from the Soviet government.

Eu′ro·com′mu·nist adj. & n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policies, doctrines, and practices of Communist Parties in Western Europe in the 1970s and 1980s, esp those rejecting democratic centralism and favouring nonalignment with the Soviet Union and China
ˌEuroˈcommunist n, adj


(ˌyʊər əˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm, ˌyɜr-)

a form of Communism that developed in some western European nations independently of the Soviet Union.


the form of communism found in some countries of Western Europe, independent of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
See also: Communism


[ˈjʊərəʊˌkɒmjʊnɪzəm] Neurocomunismo m
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One significant essay was that of the French marxist Christine Buci-Glucksmann, a well-known Gramsci specialist who traced a path from the PCI's historic leader and theorist of the revolution in the West to the Eurocommunism of Berlinguer.
nevertheless criticized Moscow for its invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and, during the heyday of Eurocommunism in the 1970s, even for its domestic policies.
Through the Popular Front in the 1930s, to 1968's Prague Spring, and the Eurocommunism of the 1970s, the need for popular engagement and accountability as part of radical change is a theme that has kept on resurfacing.
At that time, Weffort used the formulations of Carlos Nelson Coutinho, who had developed theories of the importance of democracy for socialism that were inspired by so-called Eurocommunism.
Syriza's own origins can be found in Eurocommunism and the split that took place in 1968 in the Greek Communist Party between reformers and orthodox Communists.
In Belgrade, as documented in the Diplomatic Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the authorities were clearly not satisfied with the trade arrangements with the Community, (38) quite concerned about the position of the existing and possible arrival of new Yugoslav guestworkers to the Community, (39) but still very pleased with the country's non-aligned reputation, often overemphasizing some EC representatives' passing comments as to how good Yugoslav eurocommunism had been.
The Politics of Eurocommunism, Londres, Mac Millan, 1980.
relations with its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and with the European Communities, and issues such as the rise of Eurocommunism.
Marzani authored a number of studies of American Cold War policy and Eurocommunism, and suffered a persecution similar to Fraina's.
The occupation widened the gap in the Finnish Communist Party between the minority and majority, which was turning more toward Eurocommunism.
ABSTRACT: This paper aims to analyze the end of Eurocommunism and the situation of the Spanish Communist Party in the late seventies, offering at the same time, a comparative study of the cases of Italy and France.
51) In his article, Castoriadis pointed out that both Althusser and Eurocommunism have been identified with the dominant methods used in capitalist countries: every position could be accepted as long as it has been inverted and transformed into an insignificant one.