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The role played by universities and their agents in political and educational change in Cameroon

Mandjack, Albert; Folefack, Ernest; Pokam, Hilaire De Prince; Ngwe, Luc

Abstract:
In the light of the perception that universities and their students have played pivotal roles in political transformation in African countries during the 1990's, this paper seeks to show that these institutions chose differerent routes to achieve educational and political democracy and that these routes varied amongst African countries.  This case study focuses on Cameroon and examines the way in which universities and their agents participated in public debate. The university was often used as a platform for confrontation between political protagonists and other social actors. The study discusses the place of the university and its agents in the political and social agenda as well as the role which professors and students played in achieving a new democratic dispensation.

Full text available as: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/africa/publications/Cameroon%20Universities.doc

 


Document Title: The role played by universities and their agents in political and educational change in Cameroon


Date:1995
Document Type:Research Report (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Cameroon
Keywords:Cameroon, Universities,Political Change, Educational Change, Democracy, Social Movements


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Rights:Social Science Research Council, New York
Additional information:Case study from a Social Science Research Council research project,
Date Added:16 January 2007


Mandjack, Albert; Folefack, Ernest; Pokam, Hilaire De Prince; Ngwe, Luc (1995). The role played by universities and their agents in political and educational change in Cameroon