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Communism was one of the defining political movements of the twentieth century. Of unprecedented international scope and cohesion it retains its interest for scholars working in fields as diverse as political ideology, social and political movements, comparative party politics, the politics of collective memory and totalitarian studies. The aim of the Communism Specialist Group is to promote the study of twentieth-century communism and facilitate scholarly exchanges across both national and disciplinary boundaries.

Among our activities we maintain a blog providing news of current events, publications and work in progress and a register of members and their research interests. We also organise an annual day conference as well as occasional seminars and panels at the PSA Annual Conference.

Membership of the group and attendance at its events is free to PSA members. The group also supports the journal Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history and members of the group can subscribe to the journal at the reduced rate of £15 p.a.

Non-PSA members who wish to be added to the group’s mailing list should contact the group’s convenor. Non-PSA members are also welcome to attend any event organised by the group on payment of a small charge. The standard non-members’ subscription rate to Twentieth Century Communism is £20 p.a.

If you would like to be added to the group membership list; would like further details of the group and its activities; or would like to circulate information to group members please contact the group convenor, Kevin Morgan:


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Political Studies Association
Labour Movements Group Workshop

Queen Mary College, London
School of Economics and Finance Seminar Room
Thursday 26 May 2011


10.45 Welcome and introduction
John Kelly, Birkbeck College, London

11.00 Radical Left Parties in Contemporary Europe
Luke March, University of Edinburgh
Chair/Discussant: John Callaghan, University of Salford

12.00 The Southern European Far Left
Myrto Tsakatika, University of Glasgow
Chair/Discussant: tbc

1.00pm Lunch

2.00 The Radical Left in Germany: Die Linke
Dan Hough, University of Sussex
Chair/Discussant: tbc

3.00 The European Party of the Left
Richard Dunphy, University of Dundee
Chair/Discussant: Mark Wickham-Jones, University of Bristol

4.00 General discussion

4.30 Closing remarks

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PSA specialist group on rhetoric

Dear All

I am currently formulating a proposal to establish a Political Studies Association specialist group on Rhetoric and Politics and am scouting for potential members. If accepted, the group will have regular panels at the PSA conferences and funds to organise seminars at other times on theoretical and empirical themes that you might be interested in.

If you are a member of the UK PSA and are interested in joining such a group, can you reply to me at

The more members I can list on the proposal, the more persuasive it would be! If it isn’t obvious by your email, let me know your institutional affiliation so I can flag that in the application along with your name.

Many thanks

Jim Martin

For more on the PSA (including how to join):

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
Tel. 020 7919 7754

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