Catherine Samary Papers

Biographical / Historical Note

Born in Cannes, France; in her youth active in the Parti Communiste Français; at the age of eighteen member of the French section of the Fourth International; member of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France; studied economics in Paris; university teacher of economics at the University of Paris-Dauphine; researcher at IRISES (‘Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire en sociologie, économie, science politique’), University of Paris-Dauphine, on the European construction and the systematic transitions on the Balkans (in particular the earlier Yugoslavia) and in Eastern Europe.


The papers were donated to the IISH by Catherine Samary after mediation by Jan Willem Stutje in 2006.


Documents regarding discussions within the Fourth International on the developments within Yugoslavia 1949-1951; China 1952-1955; documents on the Fourth and the Fifth World Congress of the Fourth International 1953-1954, 1957; documents on the 9th World Trade Union Congress, organized by the World Federation of Trade Unions, in Prague in April 1978 and the role of Charta 77 in Czechoslovakia and Solidarnosc in Poland 1977-1981; documents on the developments within the Soviet Union 1981-1989.