The State and Industrial Relations in Developing Countries

  • Tijani M. Yesufu


In the nineteenth century, when theories of laissez-faire yet upheld the sacredness of individual liberty, it might have been highly pertinent to ask why the state should interfere at all in industrial relations. Today, such a question has become futile; for, the whole world is caught up, as it were, in the web of government.


Trade Union Collective Bargaining Industrial Relation Labour Dispute Labour Code 


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  1. 1.
    Cf. the author’s An Introduction to Industrial Relations in Nigeria (New York, Oxford University Press, 1962), p. 20.Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    Ghana: Handbook of Commerce and Industry (Ministry of Trade, Accra), Third Issue, 1960, p. 45.Google Scholar
  3. 2.
    Kenya: Labour Department Annual Report, 1961, p. 2.Google Scholar
  4. 3.
    CCTA, Inter-African Labour Institute Bulletin, August, 1962, p. 49.Google Scholar
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    ILO: Relations between Employers and Workers: (a) Freedom of Association …, Report III, First African Regional Conference, Lagos, 1960 (Geneva, 1960) (mimeo.), p. 9.Google Scholar

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© International Institute for Labour Studies 1966

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