The Italian Socialist Party and the Second International

Levy, Carl
March 1993
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring93, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses the three aspects of the Italian Socialist Party or the Partito Socialist Italiano (PSI) to the Second International. First, it traces the institutional relations of the PSI within the Second International. It claims that the institutional linkages with the Second International were inconsistent, erratic and modest. Italian representatives participated at congresses of the Second International. Second, it shows the influence of the Second International on ideological debate within the PSI. It states that the Italian political exiles and economic migrants played an important role in the dissemination of radical, socialist, anarchist and syndicalist ideologies and different models of labor organization throughout Europe and in the Americas. Lastly, it examines the foreign policy of the PSI.


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