Cosatu's Contested Legacy: South African Trade Unions in the Second Decade of Democracy

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A contested legacy: organisational and political challenges facing COSATU. The experience of conducting a longitudinal study: the COSATU Workers' Survey, 2008. COSATU, oligarchy and the consolidation of democracy in an African context. Making sense of unionised workers' political attitudes: the (un)representation of women's voices in COSATU. The sociology of upward social mobility among COSATU shop stewards. COSATU, the '2010 Class Project' and the contest for 'the soul' of the ANC. 'What would you do if the government fails to deliver?': COSATU members' attitudes towards service delivery. COSATU's influence on policy-making in post-apartheid South Africa: fact and fiction. COSATU members and strike violence: what we learn from quantitative and qualitative data. COSATU and internal migrant workers: old fault lines, new dilemmas. COSATU's attitudes and policies towards external migrants. The trade union movement and the Tripartite Alliance: a tangled history.
Images of striking COSATU workers, singing, marching and toyi-toying are a familiar sight for most South Africans and external observers of the country's politics.
Editiert von: Sakhela Buhlungu, Malehoko Tshoaedi
Sakhela Buhlungu is professor of Sociology at the University of Pretoria. In 2011 till 2012 he was Ela Bhatt Visiting Professor in the International Centre for Development and Decent Work at the University of Kassel, Germany. He previously taught sociology at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, where he was co-director of the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP). In the 1980s and early 1990s he worked in the unions and in labour-supporting organisations. He has published widely on a variety of subjects. His most recent publications include, A Paradox of Victory: COSATU and the democratic transformation in South Africa (UKZN Press, 2010) and Trade Unions and Party Politics: Labour Movements in Africa (edited with B. Beckman and L. Sachikonye) (HSRC Press, 2010). Malehoko Tshoaedi is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Africa. She previously worked at the University of Johannesburg as a lecturer; and as a researcher in the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Fafo (Institute for Social Research in South Africa). She has done research on labour movements and labour markets in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Mauritius. She has written and published widely on the Southern African labour movements and issues of gender and gender equity in the trade unions. Her recent publications include, (with H. Hlela) "The Marginalisation of Women Unionists During South Africa's Democratic Transition", in Buhlungu, S. (ed.) Trade Unions and Democracy: Cosatu Workers' Political attitudes in South Africa. (HSRC Press, 2006); '(En)gendering the Transition in South Africa: The

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Autor: Sakhela Buhlungu
ISBN-13 :: 9780796923950
ISBN: 0796923957
Gewicht: 431g
Seiten: 314
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 208x145x18 mm
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