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Striking Back

The Labour Movement and the Post-Colonial State in Zimbabwe 1980-2000

edited by Brian Raftopoulos

In the struggles for democratisation that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s in Africa, labour movements often played a central role in the development of opposition politics. This book examines the emergence of labour as a strong organisational and political force in the struggles against an increasingly authoritarian state in Zimbabwe. Written by specialists in the labour movement from a variety of different perspectives, the chapters discuss the political, economic, global, organisational, legal, gender and sectoral challenges faced by the Zimbabwean labour movement in its move from the margins of liberation movement politics to a pivotal role in the post-colonial struggle for a more responsible and accountable civil society and government.

ISBN 9780797422865 | 328 pages | 229 x 152 mm | 2001 | Weaver Press, Zimbabwe | Paperback




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