Trade Unions & Party Politics: Labour Movements in Africa

Trade Unions & Party Politics: Labour Movements in Africa

by Bjorn Beckman
     
 

Comparing the political role of trade unions in seven African countries, this collection of essays sorts out the way trade unions across the continent have engaged with political groups—usually by forming their own political party, joining an existing party, or refusing to join party politics altogether. The labor unions studied include COSATU in South Africa;

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Overview

Comparing the political role of trade unions in seven African countries, this collection of essays sorts out the way trade unions across the continent have engaged with political groups—usually by forming their own political party, joining an existing party, or refusing to join party politics altogether. The labor unions studied include COSATU in South Africa; the Nigeria Labour Congress; and unions in Ghana, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780796923066
Publisher:
Human Sciences Research Council
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Björn Beckman is a professor of political science at Stockholm University. He is the coeditor of Labour Regimes and Liberalization and Union Power in the Nigerian Textile Industry. Sakhela Buhlungu is a professor of sociology at the University of Johannesburg and the editor of Trade Unions and Democracy. Lloyd Sachikonye is a professor in the department of agrarian and labor studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He is the author of Democracy, Civil Society and The State and Restructuring or De-Industrialising?

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