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Trade union politics in contemporary South Africa

Robert Lambert

Trade union politics in contemporary South Africa

by Robert Lambert

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Published by Dept. of Industrial Relations, University of Western Australia in Nedlands, W.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Labor unions -- South Africa -- Political activity

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29).

      StatementRobert Lambert.
      SeriesDiscussion paper ;, 19, Discussion paper (University of Western Australia. Dept. of Industrial Relations) ;, 19.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6870.5.Z65 L36 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination30 p. :
      Number of Pages30
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1596531M
      LC Control Number91129306

      comparative approach of how and why trade unions engaged in opposition politics in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The reason why the trade unions were chosen as a focus of the research are numerous. Firstly, trade unions usually function as significant collective interest groups whose role is fundamental to the reproduction of the Size: KB. In so doing, Transformations in Trade Politics provides an important corrective to an existing body of work that tends to cast civil society influence in the field of trade as weak. This prize winning work—which draws insights from extensive fieldwork in West Africa together with theoretical innovation—is compelling and incisive throughout.

      South Africa: Politics, Economy, and U.S. Relations Congressional Research Service Summary South Africa is a multi-racial, majority black southern African country of nearly 52 million. It held its first universal suffrage elections in , after a transition from white minority rule underCited by: 2. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Trade union play.

      Trade Unions in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa 3 ). As a result, the labour market was characterized by a strong racial division of labour that would persist for decades to come. The core foundation of collective bargaining legislation in . *Maree, J. ''The emergence, struggles, and achievements of black trade unions in South Africa from to '', in Labour, Capital and Society, vol. 18, no *Maree, J "Trade Unions and Corporatism in South Africa", in Transformation 21 Sached. Freedom from Below: The struggle for trade unions in South Africa. Skotaville.


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Bjrn Beckman is a professor of Political Science at Stockholm University in Sweden. He has written extensively on African trade unions, state and civil society, especially on Nigerian union politics.

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43 rows  The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located Demonym(s): African. contemporary south african politics: twenty years of democracy and beyond Dr Zwelethu Jolobe, lecturer, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town This three-lecture course will take a comparative approach to the design of.

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Areas covered range from political system types, political economies, and political cultures of diverse. This book provides an innovative perspective on class dynamics in South Africa, focusing specifically on how different interests have shaped economic and trade policy.

As an emerging market, South African political and economic actions Brand: Palgrave Macmillan. Trade union work rules decrease productivity. Trade unions increase inequalities by raising the wages of highly skilled workers. Trade unions’ monopoly power leads to corruption.

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