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

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UNITED STATES- A New Student Militancy

A New Student Militancy Philip G Altbach NOT since the volatile 1960s has student political activism captured so much attention. Major demonstrations in France, China, Mexico, Argentina and South Korea have created a political stir. Last year, American campuses experienced the first significant activism since the 1960s over South Africa. It seems that student politics, after a period of quiet, has again become a force for change in many nations. Does this new upsurge in activism presage a major international movement? What are the issues that are motivating students? How are authorities responding to activism? The answers to these questions have implications for educators and indeed for political leaders worldwide.

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