The organisational and ideological development of Green Left

Lucardie, A. & Voerman, G., 2003, The crisis of communism and party change: The evolution of West European communist parties and post-communist parties . Botella, J. & Ramiro, L. (eds.). Barcelona: Institut de Ciencies Poliques i Socials, p. 155-175 21 p.

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In 1991 the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN) dissolved itself into the new organisation GreenLeft, founded in 1990. Thus, GreenLeft may be considered the major ‘post-communist party’ in the Netherlands. Yet it is not the only one. A minority of former CPN-members established in 1992 the New Communist Party (NCPN). And there is also the Socialist Party (SP), founded in 1971 under another name (Communist Unity Movement in the Netherlands – Marxist Leninist) by former members of the CPN (and some young people without a party history). However, in this chapter we will focus on the organisation and ideology of GreenLeft. Before doing that, we will present a brief survey of the genesis of this party, followed by a description of its party organisation and ideology as it has developed through time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe crisis of communism and party change
Subtitle of host publicationThe evolution of West European communist parties and post-communist parties
EditorsJoan Botella, Luis Ramiro
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherInstitut de Ciencies Poliques i Socials
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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