German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 2, April

After the Deluge: The French Communist Party after the End of Communism
Abstract Although economic problems and political developments in the late 1970s and early 1980s had already started to sap its political import and erode its electoral support, since the fall of state socialism in 1989 the French Communist Party...
The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia: A Post-Communist Socialist or a Neo-Communist Party?
Abstract This paper examines the evolution of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (CPBM) with special attention given to its identity and programmatic and policy positions in the 1990s. It argues that the CPBM represents a special type...
The Dilemmas of Germany's PDS
Abstract This article examines the evolution of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), successor party to the former ruling communist party in East Germany, the SED (Socialist Unity Party). The PDS has enjoyed an electoral renaissance in the...
The Slovak Party of the Democratic Left: A Successful Post-Communist Party?
Abstract This paper examines the evolution of the Slovak Party of the Democratic Left (PDL). It analyzes the PDL from its evolution from the Communist Party of Slovakia to its recent internal crisis. It deals also with the PDL's identity conflict...