In this master thesis, the aim is to analyse and discuss how the second big division of The Danish Communist Party (DKP) was a result of the emergence of Mikhail Gorbachev as the general secretary of the Soviet Union and his interpretation and practise of socialist ideology. We will examine how DKP perceived and evaluated Gorbachev’s politics in the period between 1985-1990, from his inauguration until the division of DKP. The thesis will explore the link between the evolution of Gorbachev’s comprehension of socialist democracy, and the emergence of a dominant reformist fraction in DKP. By adding this perspective, the main focus of the thesis will be the ideological connection between the Soviet Union and DKP. The thesis will include articles from DKPs party newspaper Land og Folk, personal memoirs and material from DKPs archives, as we aim to establish a chronological time frame of the attitudes and events leading up to the division of DKP. This ultimately divides the analysis into three chapters, each evaluating a different time period. The analysis will focus on the various attitudes towards Gorbachev as presented in the empirical data. The progression in the analysis will show, that the course of action and events surrounding DKPs 30. party congress will be independent and not directly linked with the politics of Gorbachev in the Soviet Union. Instead, our examination will show how and why the division of DKP was an indirect result of Gorbachevs reforms and the DKPs attitudes towards them.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||29 aug. 2018|
- Ole Sohn
- socialistisk demokrati