Academic Citizens: The case of Czech national student organization after the Velvet Revolution

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The article analyzes the case of development of the national student organization in the Czech Republic in the context of the structuration theory of social movements. It finds that the Czech national student organization, at the beginning rather imposed in a top-down manner, has successfully established itself as an organization able, at a time, to channel relevant student interests. However, due to underlying logic of its own foundations, it has later become, over time, rather part of academic oligarchy, sharing its vested interests.

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