ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Soviet Policy towards Asia

strength, influence and funds for themselves. This is compounded by an increasing tendency among workers themselves to lean on political influence of parties and leaders rather than on their own organisational strength. This aspect, again, does not appear to be sufficiently emphasised in the book. The blame for the sorry state of industrial relations in the country cannot be laid solely, on the role of the state. There are instances, though not numerous, where neither compulsory adjudication nor interference by the political executive has been able to do much harm because the workers and employers themselves show the maturity to resolve their disputes themselves, sometimes even with some actual conflict taken in their stride in that process, rather than permit intervention of outside forces into their mutual relations.

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