© 2003

The Long Search for a Third Way

The British Labour Party and the Italian Left Since 1945


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ilaria Favretto
      Pages 1-14
  3. The ‘Golden Years’ of Capitalism and the Foundations of Revisionism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ilaria Favretto
      Pages 17-44
  4. The End of Social Capitalism: From Old to New Revisionism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Ilaria Favretto
      Pages 85-108
    3. Ilaria Favretto
      Pages 109-154
  5. Epilogue

    1. Ilaria Favretto
      Pages 172-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-233

About this book


Ilaria Favretto presents a detailed study which traces the origins of the Third Way by comparing the European Left's contemporary neo-revisionism with past revisionist attempts. Focussing its analysis on the British Labour Party and the Italian Left, The Long Search for a Third Way provides new interpretations and insights into the histories of both parties. The book is accessible not only to students and scholars, but also to the general reader interested in contemporary European politics.


capitalism Europe European Politic European Politics politics reforms social capital socialism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Research CentreKingston UniversityUK

About the authors

ILARIA FAVRETTO was educated in Milan and London. She has written articles for numerous journals on the history of the European Left in the twentieth century. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the European Research Centre of Kingston University as well as Reviews Editor of the Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans.

Bibliographic information


'...Favretto's book poses significant questions and provides a wealth of material that contributes to establishing them in several useful perspectives...' - Roger Absalom, Modern Italy