The Political Economy of Trade Union-State Relations in Radical and Populist Regimes in Africa

  • Jon Kraus
Part of the Macmillan International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Have trade unions in populist and radical regimes in Africa been able to increase the power of workers and trade unions in the national political economy, safeguard and advance the interests of workers, and participate in the political process and in the organisation of production? Have such regimes worked to prevent a weakening of the position of workers in the face of the changing international division of labour?


Minimum Wage Trade Union Real Wage Collective Bargaining Union Leader 
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