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Contesting Higher Education: Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities

Donatella Della Porta, Lorenzo Cini, and César Guzmán-Concha


This close investigation of student protests represents the first comparative review of the subject. Setting the wave of demonstrations within the contexts of student activism, social issues, and political movements, the book casts new light on their impact on higher education and on the broader society. The book begins with an overview of the analysis of transformation in higher education (HE) policies and student politics, linking them to research on the policy outcomes of social movements. HE policies have been shaped by various waves of student mobilization. Students have often been import ... More

Keywords: student protests, student demonstrations, student activism, social issues, political movements, United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Italy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529208627
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529208627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donatella Della Porta, author
Scuola Normale Superiore

Lorenzo Cini, author
Scuola Normale Superiore

César Guzmán-Concha, author
University of Geneva