Marchais: The (Dis)course of Leadership
Traditionally, communist discourse has been underpinned by three convictions: a belief in the pursuit of revolutionary change; that the change would be achieved through the action of the working class; and that the successful achievement of this aim necessitated organisational imperatives. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the way in which the questioning of those convictions affected communist discourse and in particular that of the General Secretary of the PCF, Georges Marchais (1972–94).
KeywordsCommunist Party Central Committee Party Leadership Class Struggle Symbolic Power
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