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Political Participation in Communist Systems

Political Participation in Communist Systems

Edited by Donald E. Schulz and Jan S. Adams

Pergamon Press, 1981, 334 pp.

Scholars not satisfied with the model of communist states as totalitarian, "mobilized" or "administered" societies have been examining individual cases and making comparative studies to see what types and degrees of citizen participation in political life actually exist in practice. These essays on the U.S.S.R., Eastern Europe, China and Cuba do not follow any set approach or theory, but they add considerably to our knowledge and they do point up the wide differences among communist states.