The Roots of Participatory Democracy: Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India

The Roots of Participatory Democracy: Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India

by M. Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349373680
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHELLE WILLIAMSis Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Table of Contents

The Paradox of Democratic Communism PART I: IDEOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY Communist Renewal and Ideological Convergence The Counter-hegemonic Politics of the CPI(M) The Hegemonic Politics of the SACP PART II: PARTY, CLASS, AND STATE IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT Party Capacities in Historical Perspective Competing Political Tendencies Party and Class under Electoral Politics Conclusion

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