Student Politics

  • Manja KlemenčičEmail author
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Student politics refers to the students’ political activities associated with the organizing of the student body and its influence on the higher education institution, higher education systems, and wider society (Klemenčič and Park 2018). Student politics has also been defined as the set of organizational structures, action repertoires, and master frames used by students to promote their claims (della Porta et al. 2020). Student politics is a specific kind of politics that is embedded in politics of higher education institutions or politics within national or transnational higher education systems. Student politics has connections to broader national political developments not only since students are a potent voting group, but especially in countries where student organizations have explicit party political affiliations or where they have close ties to the trade unions.


Philip Altbach, one of the foremost writers on student...

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  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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  • Manja Klemenčič
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA