Contesting Higher Education

Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities

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Using new research on higher education in the UK, Canada, Chile and Italy, this rigorous comparative study investigates key episodes of student protests against neoliberal policies and practices in today’s universities.

As well as examining origins and outcomes of higher education reforms, the authors set these waves of demonstrations in the wider contexts of student movements, political activism and social issues, including inequality and civil rights.

Offering sophisticated new theoretical arguments based on fascinating empirical work, the insights and conclusions revealed in this original study are of value to anyone with an interest in social, political and related studies.

Donatella della Porta is Professor of Political Science, Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and Director of the PhD programme in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, where she also leads the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos).

Lorenzo Cini is Research Fellow in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore, and a research member of Cosmos.

César Guzmán-Concha is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Geneva. He has worked and collaborated with universities in Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Chile.

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