Bargained liberalisation: the labour movement policy-making and transision in Zambia and South Africa.

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1994-08-04
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Adler, Glen
Webster, Eddie
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Abstract
The authors offer a social democratic alternative to neo-liberalism. First, liberalisation must be accompanied by social policies that minimise socialcosts. Second, policies must be designed with a view towards growth, and finally, policies must be formulated and implemented through corporatist-style consultation and negotiation beyond the state and parliament to include unions, employers and other interest groups. "Concertation" is central to their argument: it subjects the reform strategy to the competitive interplay of political forces, improves policy outcomes, builds support for the continuation of reforms, and helps consolidate democratic institutions.
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Africa Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 4th August, 1994.
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Labor. South Africa , Labor. Zambia , Collective bargaining. South Africa , Collective bargaining. Zambia
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