The Roots of Participatory Democracy

Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India

  • Authors
  • Michelle¬†Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Hegemonic and Counter-Hegemonic Generative Politics

  3. Ideology and Practice of Socialist Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-17
    2. Michelle Williams
      Pages 19-33
    3. Michelle Williams
      Pages 35-62
    4. Michelle Williams
      Pages 63-88
  4. Party, Class, and State in Historical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-92
    2. Michelle Williams
      Pages 93-117
    3. Michelle Williams
      Pages 119-130
    4. Michelle Williams
      Pages 131-149
    5. Michelle Williams
      Pages 151-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-215

About this book


This book compares the Communist parties of India and South Africa in their pursuits of socialist democracy. Williams looks at their organizational characteristics, party history, and their competing tendencies, as well as how they have pushed forward their similar ideologies within their unique political and economic environments.


communism democracy environment Ideologie organization politics socialism

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