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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.
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(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
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(ˌyʊər əˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm, ˌyɜr-)

a form of Communism that developed in some western European nations independently of the Soviet Union.
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the form of communism found in some countries of Western Europe, independent of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
See also: Communism
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[ˈjʊərəʊˌkɒmjʊnɪzəm] Neurocomunismo m
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While Paolo Sorrentino's sumptuous and bemused "Il Divo," 2008, examined political life in the interim between Eurocommunism and Berlusconi from the perspective of political insider Giulio Andreotti, Garrone's 2008 "Gomorrah" took up that much-gnawed chestnut of Italian narrative, organized crime, specifically the grassroots allure of Napoli's Camorra.
It prompted thinkers such as Francis Fukuyama who argued that 'history had ended.' In his book The End of History, Fukuyama suggested with the demise of the Soviet Union and Eurocommunism, Western liberal democracy had won and would now be unchallenged as the preferred system of governance.
He also wrote articles in Avgi ("Dawn"), a significant left-wing newspaper and the voice of the so-called Communist Party of the Interior or KKE-esoterikou (which split from the Greek Communist Party, advocated breaking with the Soviet socialist model, and instead offered support for Eurocommunism).
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. This set of considerations was induced and influenced by the failure of Soviet rule and the concern of Brazilian intellectuals with re- democratization process, among other things.
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.