Strikes and Political Activism of Trade Unions: Theory and Application to Bangladesh
The behavior of Bangladeshi trade unions is characterized by political activism and momentous strikes, called hartals there, have played a crucial part in most political changes in this country. We offer a theoretical framework for discussing this fact, and we test empirically its main prediction by bringing out the political cycle that characterizes the occurrence of strikes in Bangladesh.
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Volume (Year): 119 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3_4 (06)
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