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Student Movements
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[German Version]

In 1968 a wave of protests, culminating in April and May, attacked the institutional order of the Western democracies, challenged the monopoly on representation enjoyed by the established parties and organizations, and confronted them with a counter-public that rejected the traditional authority structures of the institutions of postwar society and criticized its fundamental values and assumptions. In each country, one group behind the protests was the students. In Italy some of t…

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Gilcher-Holtey, Ingrid, “Student Movements”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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