Between 1948 and 1950 Comisco, the provisional Socialist International, and the British foreign office intervened in Italian politics to help the social democrats form a united party. The British Labour party came into conflict with the foreign office and the Dutch Labour party, as they disagreed over which Italian faction to support. The episode revealed the difference between the two parties' political cultures and strategic choices, particularly on the issue of coalition government with centrist parties. The narrative of the intervention is followed by an appraisal of its success, the obstacles which limited it, and its short- and long-term effects.

The socialist international and italian social democracy (1948–50) : cultural differences and the ‘internationalisation of domestic quarrels’

Costa E.
2018

Abstract

Between 1948 and 1950 Comisco, the provisional Socialist International, and the British foreign office intervened in Italian politics to help the social democrats form a united party. The British Labour party came into conflict with the foreign office and the Dutch Labour party, as they disagreed over which Italian faction to support. The episode revealed the difference between the two parties' political cultures and strategic choices, particularly on the issue of coalition government with centrist parties. The narrative of the intervention is followed by an appraisal of its success, the obstacles which limited it, and its short- and long-term effects.
Settore M-STO/04 - Storia Contemporanea
Labour Party (UK); Socialist International; Comisco; Social democracy; Italian Democratic Socialist Party (PSDI); Italian Socialist Party (PSI); Dutch Labour Party (PvdA); Denis Healey; Giuseppe Saragat; Ignazio Silone; Giuseppe Romita; Marinus van der Goes van Naters
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