I. Fundamental issues of Left parties

5. Opposition and government

Are socialist policies possible when holding governmental responsibility in right-wing governments? - Michael Brie
Five objections by Rosa Luxemburg and five offers for discussion
Contribution held at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Conference of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, March 3 and 4, 2006 >>more Left-wing Parties in Comparison - Michael Chrapa

Paper for the workshop of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung on: “Left-wing Parties in Comparison: Basic Framework, Strategic Approaches and Success Criteria”
Topic: “Socialist Politics in Difficult Times: Tasks and Problems of the PDS in the Development of its Profile as a Left-Wing Democratic Party”


Subjects of Emancipation - Cornelia Hildebrandt 1. Changed Surrounding Conditions The contemporary world is characterised by a multitude of globalisation tendencies, which manifest themselves in very different ways in various parts of the world and to which different actors react with different strategies of self-globalisation. One tendency marking the overall process is that of neo-liberal “commodification” under the conditions of a post-Fordist society. ... >>more Left Parties in France - Roger Martelli Presented at the International Workshop of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation "A Comparison of Left-Wing Parties: Basic Conditions, Strategic Approaches and Criteria for Success", Berlin, 12 /13 December 2002 >>more >>French version Experiences of the European Left - Mimmo Porcaro

A contribution to the workshop “Novos desafios da esquerda na América do sul”, S.Paulo 24-26 nov. 2003

>>more The PDS in the Berlin Red-Red Coalition: Experience and Strategic Implications - Rolf Reißig Left socialist parties in government responsibility are a new phenomenon for the Federal Republic of Germany and a unique social experiment. Therefore, they attract public attention and criticism to a high degree. The problems and experience of a SPD-PDS coalition government (called Red-Red in German) in general and the PDS government participation in particular also set new tasks to scientific study and research. ... >>more