First published in 1997, this volume sets out to open a dialogue with the trade union movement and its social partners including civil society, political leaders and the scientific community. The authors, all of whom work closely with APADEP, have drawn on their personal experience and have been guided by a simple, yet flexible, theme: trends in the last few decades in their countries, with the emphasis on transition over the last five years. Part I consists of an overview of sub-Saharan Africa based on selected documentation. Part II is given over to an analysis of the specific situations obtaining in ten African countries in different geographical and language areas. Each case study provides its own democratisation scenario.
Part I: Trade Unions, Democracy and Development. 1. Trade Unions, It’s Your Turn! Gérard Kester and Ousmane Oumarou Sidibé. 2. Trade Unions and the Process of Democratisation. Ousmane Oumarou Sidibé and Brigitte Venturi. 3. Africa ina Period of Adjustment. Paoul Galarraga and Aimé Tchabouré Gogué. 4. For Participative Democracy. Gérard Kester, Ousmane Oumarou Sidibé and AiméTchabouré Gogué. Part II. A Look at Ten African Countries. 5. South Africa : A Negotiated Transition. David Ginsburg and Eddie Webster. 6. Benin : The Challenge. Florent Valère Adegbidi and Jean Sourou Agossou. 7. Burkina Faso : The Land of Incorruptible Men. Guillaume Silga. 8. Cape Verde : Concentration. Niki Best. 9. Ghana : Going Beyond Politics. Kwasi Adu-Amankwah and Kwadwo Tutu. 10. Mali : Evolution : an Unlikely Outcome. Ousmane Oumarou Sidibé, with Sékéné Moussa Sissoko and Massa Coulibaly. 11. Mozambique : Organise or Disappear. Ken Hansen. 12. Sudan : What Future? El-Khider Ali Musa. 13. Tanzania : A People in Distress. Samuel Chambua. 14. Togo : The Logic of History. Nadedjo Bigou-Laré.
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