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The ending of southern Africa’s tripartite dream: the cases of South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique

Dibben, P and Klerck, G and Wood, G (2015) 'The ending of southern Africa’s tripartite dream: the cases of South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique.' Business History, 57 (3). 461 - 483. ISSN 0007-6791

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Abstract

© 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This article examines the rise and decline of tripartite experiments in southern Africa, focusing on South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia, where tripartism emerged as part of the broader processes of democratisation and embedding democratic institutions. Why did these experiments largely fail to achieve the gains for labour that might have been anticipated? In each case, the lack of success can be ascribed to the ecosystemic dominance of neo-liberalism, returning growth fuelled by higher commodities prices, the changing structure of elites, dominant partyism, and structural weaknesses in both organised business and the labour movement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 15:37
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:30
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15445

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