Die transnationale Zusammenarbeit sozialistischer Parteien in der Zwischenkriegszeit / Transnational Cooperation of Socialist Parties in the Interwar Period
An Analysis of Foreign Political Processes of Cooperation and Networking: SPD, SFIO and the Labour Party
The book explores the history of cooperation between the three most influential socialist parties in Europe during the interwar period: SPD, SFIO and Labour Party. The author disproves the overall negative assessment of historical research on the impact of the »Socialist Workers’ International«. He shows that socialist politicians such as Rudolf Breitscheid, Ramsay MacDonald and Léon Blum successfully contributed to the »modernisation of foreign policy« in the 1920s.
He argues that not only Briand and Stresemann but many more actors were instrumental for the development of the international policy of rapprochement, including the three socialist parties. The book analyses diplomatic networking processes and paints a realistic picture of the possibilities and limits of transnational party cooperation in the interwar period, using the examples of SPD, SFIO and Labour Party.