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Student representation and multiparty politics in African higher education

Thierry M, Luescher-Mamashela; Mugume, Taabo

Abstract:
The transition from one-party rule and other forms of authoritarianism to multiparty democracy in the 1990s has had a profound impact on the organisation and role of student politics in Africa. Against the background of student involvement in African politics in the twentieth century, leading up to student participation in Africa's ‘second liberation’ in the early 1990s, the paper analyses the organisation of student governments, student representation in institutional and national governance, student unionism and the emergence of political parties in student politics in the 2000s. Proceeding from Munene's argument regarding a shift in oppositional politics in Africa away from students to multiparty politics, this paper finds that party politics is also increasingly implicated in African student politics with varied results. The paper concludes by proposing a tentative framework for understanding the impact of high levels of resource exchange between student leaders and political parties on student representation.

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Document Title: Student representation and multiparty politics in African higher education
Journal: 39
Volume: 3


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Student Politics, Student Activism, Student Representative Bodies


Date Added:29 April 2014


Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashelaa; Taabo Mugume (2014), Student representation and multiparty politics in African higher education. Studies in Higher Education vol 39 (3)