Labourism and Good Governance In A Democratic Society: The Role Of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)

Rasak, Bamidele and Ogunlade, I. and Oye, Olubukoye Opeyemi and Adeoti, Olanrewaju Emmanuel and Ake, Modupe (2019) Labourism and Good Governance In A Democratic Society: The Role Of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research, 7 (3). pp. 42-55. ISSN 2354-2926

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Today, around three-quarters people affected by poverty live in countries whose economies are dominated by the natural resources sector; this leads to the weakening of state structures and the destruction of the environment, and it can give rise to or exacerbate social conflict. Political democracy is a key ingredient in Africa's regeneration or renaissance. Without political democracy, our societies are condemned to be ruled by self-appointed dictators. The broader progressive movement, including the labour movement, has a crucial role in fighting for political democracy in Africa. It is important that we root out corruption, nepotism and create conditions for popular participation to flourish. Good governance is not a luxury but a necessary condition for open, participatory, accountable and democratic governance. Studies of good governance in Nigeria have not adequately addressed how the role of the labour movement in a democratic society can bring about good governance. This study, therefore, examined the role of the labour movement in promoting good governance in a democratic society like Nigeria. The functionalist theory provided the conceptual framework while the Secondary data collection method was used to elicit information for the study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Labourism, Labour movement, Good governance, Democratic society, Political democracy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr. Bamidele Rasak
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 09:09

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