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Title:Special issue: student activism in Africa
Editors:Zeilig, LeoISNI
Dawson, MarcelleISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of Higher Education in Africa (ISSN 0851-7762)
Volume:6
Issue:2-3
Pages:231
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
South Africa
Subjects:student movements
protest
political change
structural adjustment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/jhigheducafri.6.issue-2-3
Abstract:This special issue focuses on the evolution of student activism in Africa, notably since the involvement of the World Bank in the restructuring of higher education in the late 1970s. In their introduction, 'Student activism, structural adjustment and the democratic transition in Africa', the editors Leo Zeilig and Marcelle Dawson survey the role of African students, the nature of their protest and their relationship with civil society in the processes that brought about a wave of multiparty elections and democratic struggles in Africa. Titles of the other papers: Le syndicalisme étudiant, des origines à nos jours: un acteur permanent dans l'évolution sociopolitique du Burkina Faso (Pascal Bianchini, Gabin Korbéogo) - 'We no go sit down': CAFA (Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa) and the struggle against structurally adjusted education in Africa (Ousseina Alidou, George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici) - The contradictory and complementary relationship between student constructive engagement and protest strategies in South African higher education (Mlungisi Cele) - A search for post-apartheid collective identities: ethnic student organisations at a South African university (Dinga Sikwebu) - Contestations étudiantes à Ngaoundéré, répressions et insécurité des personnes et des biens sur la route nationale no 1 (Joseph Woudamike, on Cameroon) - International student recruitment: South African rationales (Chris Bolsmann and Henry Miller). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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