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Title:Different means of protest, same causes: popular struggles in Burkina Faso
Author:Engels, Bettina
Year:2015
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:42
Issue:143
Pages:92-106
Language:English
Geographic term:Burkina Faso
Subjects:rebellions
protest
food prices
action groups
trade unions
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2014.996123
Abstract:The article examines the relationship of riots to more organised and sustained protests by trade unions and other established oppositional organisations. It focuses on protests related to the 2007-2008 food and fuel price crisis. In a case study on Burkina Faso, actors, means and achievements of the popular struggles are analysed. It is argued that protests by the trade unions on the one side and riots on the other relate to one another. Both present struggles by different segments of the popular classes that sometimes use different means but emerge from the same structural causes and address the same problem. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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