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Student Revolt in Europe

Student Revolt in Europe Philip G Altbach UNTIL recently student activism and unrest were thought of as characteristic of the developing areas. The industrially advanced nations, with their stable political systems and large university populations, it was alleged, had remained free of student involvement in politics. While students might overturn trams and engage in "indiscipline" in Calcutta,, and riot in Tokyo, New York and Moscow, Paris and London had remained free of student activism. Starting in 1964 with the Berkeley student revolt, and underlined by recent student demonstrations in Rome, Berlin, and Warsaw, students in the advanced nations have been capturing newspaper headlines with demonstrations and unrest.

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