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Title:Student politics in Africa: representation and activism
Editors:Luescher, Thierry M.
Klemencic, Manja
Otieno Jowi, James
Year:2016
Volume:2
Pages:267
Language:English
Series:African Minds higher education dynamics series
City:Cape Town
Publisher:African Minds
ISBN:192833122X; 9781928331223
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Uganda
Burundi
Ghana
Subjects:higher education
student movements
universities
governance
political action
conference papers (form)
2014
Link:http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/9781928331223_txt.pdf
Abstract:This book brings together the work of eighteen scholars working on questions of higher education development, governance, and student politics in Africa, under the umbrella of the project 'Student representation in higher education governance in Africa'. The purpose of this project is to map out and compare recent changes in the African higher education landscape and the different models of how students are organised. In August 2014, the group of authors and editors met for a three-day symposium and workshop in Cape Town. Contributions include theoretical work, overview chapters on historical developments in student politics in Africa, as well as single-university case studies and comparative studies. In addition, there are several in-depth studies on national student organisations. Contents: Introduction (Thierry M Luescher, Manja Klemencic and James Otieno Jowi); Student organising in African higher education: polity, politics and policies (Manja Klemencic, Thierry M Luescher and Taabo Mugume); Student representation in a context of democratisation and massification in Africa: analytical approaches, theoretical perspectives and #RhodesMustFall (Thierry M Luescher); The evolving nature of student participation in university governance in Africa: an overview of policies, trends and emerging issues (Ibrahim Oanda); The three ages of student politics in Francophone Africa: learning from the cases of Senegal and Burkina Faso (Pascal Bianchini); Revisiting student participation in higher education governance at the University of Buea, Cameroon: 2004-2013 (Samuel N Fongwa and Godlove N Chifon); Student participation in the governance of Ethiopian higher education institutions: the case of Addis Ababa University (Bekele Workie Ayele); Private higher education and student representation in Uganda: a comparative analysis of Makerere University and Uganda Christian University (Taabo Mugume and Mesharch W Katusiimeh); Student actions against paradoxical post-apartheid higher education policy in South Africa: the case of the University of the Western Cape (Mlungisi BG Cele, Thierry M Luescher and Teresa Barnes); The University of Burundi and student organisations: governance system, political development and student representation (Gérard Birantamije); Politicisation of the National Union of Ghana Students and its effects on student representation (Ransford EV Gyampo, Emmanuel Debrah and Evans Aggrey-Darkoh); Conclusion (James Otieno Jowi); Epilogue: students, politics and universities: in search of interpretive schemes for the 21st century (Lis Lange). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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