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Title University crisis and student protests in Africa : the 2005-2006 university students' strike in Cameroon / edited by Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Walter Gam Nkwi & Piet Konings
Published Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG ; [Oxford, UK] : Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 -- Irrepressible Dissent: The University as the Bedrock forPolitical Transformation in Cameroon; Chapter 2 -- Scholarship Production in Cameroon: Interrogating aRecession; Chapter 3 -- The University of Yaoundé as Ground Zero for the 2005Student Protests in Cameroon; Chapter 4 -- Protest on the Second Front: The University of Buea Joinsthe Fray; Chapter 5 -- The Hurricane of Student Strike Action Sweeps into Doualaand Dschang; Chapter 6 -- Use of Force and Loss of Life and Property at the Universityof Buea
Chapter 7 -- Reaching Accord: Negotiating Resolution at the Universityof YaoundéChapter 8 -A Bumpy Road to an Untenable Resolution in Buea; Chapter 9 -Civil Society Actors Weigh in on the University Strike; Chapter 10 -Epilogue to a Strike; References; Back Cover
Summary Faced with a deepening crisis in their universities, African students have demonstrated a growing activism and militancy. They have been engaged in numerous, often violent, strikes for improvements in their deteriorating living and study conditions and the introduction of a democratic culture in the universities and society as a whole, including the right to express their views, organise in student unions and participate in university management. This book focuses on a recent violent strike action in Cameroon's state universities, with special attention to the University of Buea the only Eng
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-335)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed Oct., 18, 2012)
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Subject College students -- Political activity -- Cameroon.
Education, Higher -- Cameroon.
Student strikes -- Cameroon.
Form Electronic book
Author Konings, Piet.
Nkwi, Walter Gam.
Nyamnjoh, Francis B., 1961-
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