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Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa (Hardback)
  • Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa (Hardback)

Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa (Hardback)

Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 28/01/2008
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230600614
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 597 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


'The strength of the book rests on the authors' ability to comprehensively explore the historical, political and economic conditions for trade unions in various African democratic transitions...this carefully compiled and edited book is a "must-read" for all serious students of African politics and governance.' - Felix Benson Lombe, New Agenda

'This book is of immense importance for the establishment and consolidation of democracy in Africa.' - Johann Maree, South African Labour Bulletin

'...a timely and thought-provoking contribution...' - The Journal of Modern African Studies

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