Labour and State in Tanzania in the Age of Liberation

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University of Dar es Salaam
THS EAF HC79.L3N3 The main theme of the study is labour and state under liberalization. The study examines the methods and techniques employed by the state to control labour uder liberalization.The study is organized into six chapters. Chapter one deals with theoretical and methodological issues. Chapter two traces the evolution of interaction between labour and state historical through the classical capitalist, the colonial and post colonial regimes. We have shown the methods and techniques employed by the state to interest and force labor to get engaged in the production process under each regime. We have noted that the institutional and organizational techniques employed by the state to control labour under the three regimes are more or less similar. Chapter three deals with the impact of economic crisis and liberalization on the state- labour- regime. We have noted that the crisis and consequent liberalization have eroded the bases of the state- labour –regime. The state regime has been forced to change from a directive approach to a liberal market approach. Chapter four shows the emerging features of the state labour-regime. These features have been a result of the regime, attempt to cope with the dictates of international capital on the one hand, and the failure on the part of the state govern through the old organizational forms on the other. Whereas chapter five provides an analysis of all the above on the broader Tanzania political economy. We noted that the state was forced to institutionalize new (bourgeois) forms of governance which implied the liquidation of the old (ujamaa) regime and the installation of bourgeois regime. We noted that a bourgeois state-labour-regime will have far reaching social consequences on labour. Relatedly, we have argued that the bourgeois forms of governance cannot boast as a model of democracy for democracy is a material question. Since liberal democracy caters for the interest of private capital ( the minority) it cannot be a democratic system. If anything bourgeois forms of governance under liberalization cannot bring about any fundamental change in terms of state control over labour. For the latter will be more controlled by the state for the interests of both local and international capital.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr.Wilbert Chagula Library, class mark (THS EAF HC79.L3N3)
labour law, Age liberatilization, State in Tanzania
Nchahaga, G. S (1993) Labour and State in Tanzania in the Age of Liberation, Masters dissertation,University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.