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Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa

Jon Kraus

Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa

by Jon Kraus

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Freedom of information & freedom of speech,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Trade unions,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science / Economic Policy,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Africa,
  • Democracy,
  • Labor unions,
  • Political activity

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10194726M
    ISBN 100230600611
    ISBN 109780230600614

      In his regular blog for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman teams up with Alexander Noyes to explore the cases of Burundi and Burkina Faso, who seem to occupy the ‘murky middle ground’ when it comes to democratisation in Africa, and ask what role constitutions have to play in improving the chances of democracy in these countries, and beyond. Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa As of Aug , the ILR Review is published by SAGE. Please visit the journal site to read this by:

    This title analyses the results of a survey of the political attitudes of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) undertaken in the run up to South Africas third democratic general election in The survey was the third in a series, two previous ones having been conducted by some of the authors writing in the present collection before the elections of and Similar Items. Transition from below: forging trade unionism and workplace change in South Africa / by: Von Holdt, K. Published: () Black labor unions in South Africa: report of a symposium / Published: () Metal that will not bend: National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa / by: Forrest, Kally, Published: ().

    Description: In this book, top scholars look at the efficacy of trade union and worker protest in overthrowing authoritarian governments in Africa. The analytical introduction and case studies from major African countries argue that unions were often the most important single social force in the democratization process. emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa. The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.


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Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa by Jon Kraus Download PDF EPUB FB2

From the Publisher In a continent often associated with civil wars, malnutrition, and corruption, Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa uniquely tells of the preeminent role that African trade unions played in ousting dictatorships and bringing democracy Cited by: Introduction In this book, top scholars look at the efficacy of trade union and worker protest in overthrowing authoritarian governments in Africa.

The analytical introduction and case studies from major African countries argue that unions were often the most important single social force in the democratization process. Summary: In this book, top scholars look at the efficacy of trade union and worker protest in overthrowing authoritarian governments in Africa.

The analytical introduction and case studies from major African countries argue that unions were often the most important single social force in the democratization process. Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa aims to deepen our understanding on how authoritarian rule yielded to a more democratic and open political system across the continent.

This important book, edited by Jon Kraus, includes contributions by authors on seven African cases. In a continent often associated with civil wars, malnutrition, and corruption, Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa uniquely tells of the preeminent role that African trade unions played in ousting dictatorships and bringing democracy to many African countries in the s and s.

This book uniquely depicts the preeminent role that African trade unions played in ousting dictatorships and bringing democracy to many African countries in the s. In the analytical introduction and case studies of major African countries, leading scholars relate how democratic trade unions were critical in launching and sustaining democratization.

In this book, top scholars look at the efficacy of trade union and worker protest in overthrowing authoritarian governments in Africa. The analytical introduction and case studies from major. Buy Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa by J.

Kraus from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Similar Items. COSATU's contested legacy South African trade unions in the second decade of democracy / Published: () Trade unions and democratization in South Africa, / Published: () Trade unions and democracy: strategies and perspectives / Published: () Women's organizations and democracy in South Africa contesting authority / by: Hassim, Shireen.

Analysis of the role of trade unions in the struggle for democracy in Africa can be located within the discourse of social relations between citizens and states. Treating trade unions as civil society organizations allows consideration of the different alliances they forge within and outside the workplace in collective bargaining and political Author: Kolawole E.

Omomowo. Page African industrial relations: Since the trade union played a prominent role in the independence movement, African governments therefore expect unions to play a dualistic role, first, that of aiding with overall development, and second, the representation of /5(3).

These critical questions are tackled in Gérard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled depth of research to these issues as they impact African nations, including: Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and.

Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa by Jon Kraus Book Resume: This book uniquely depicts the preeminent role that African trade unions played in ousting dictatorships and bringing democracy to many African countries in the s.

Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the s; the remarkable return of Cited by: These critical questions are tackled in Gérard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled depth of research to these issues as they impact African nations, including: Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Cited by: Trade Unions and Democracy explores the role of trade unions as products of, and agents for, democracy.

As civil society agents, unions may promote democracy within the wider society, especially in the case of authoritarian regimes or other rigid political systems, by acting as watchdogs and protecting hard-won democratic gains. Established democratic institutions in many advanced societies.

Since its formation inthe Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) had played a significant role in the political landscape of South Africa. 1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The African Labour Research Network (ALRN) is indebted to all the workers, trade unions, and researchers who contributed to the production of this Size: 2MB.

The trade union movement must be strong, united, democratic and independent in order to play an effective democratic role, argue Jon Kraus and his co-authors in the new book, Trade unions and the coming of democracy in Africa.

Trade unions’ institutional capacity is weakened by neoliberal economic policy, and by limitations on democratic and. Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the s; the remarkable return of.

DOI link for Trade Unions and Sustainable Democracy in Africa. Trade Unions and Sustainable Democracy in Africa book. By Gerard Kester, Ousmane Oumarou Sidibe. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 23 May Pub. location London.

Imprint by: 6.: Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa (Contemporary Employment Relations) () by Kester, Gérard and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great Range: $ - $The organizational and political weakness of nonstate institutions is one of the enduring realities of political life in sub-Saharan Africa (although it is true that the last two decades have seen the emergence of a more diversified and active civil society in much of the region).

Kraus and his colleagues here investigate the prominent role of trade unions in promoting democratization in the.