Selected Moments of the 20th Century

A work in progress edited by Daniel Schugurensky
Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology,
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)


Seymour Martin Lipset begins his contribution to the study of student movements 

This year, in the Autumn issue of Minerva (pp. 15-56), Seymour Martin Lipset publishes an article entitled "University Students and Politics in Underdeveloped Countries," beginning a substantial series of contributions to the research about student movements worldwide. Indeed, Lipset was one of the few sociologists of the twentieth century who consistently examined the social dynamics of student activism. This seminal article was followed by other publications Student Politics (1967), "The Possible Effects of Student Activism on International Politics" (1970), and Rebellion in the University (1972, and expanded in 1976). Lipset also collaborated with other scholars conducting research on university student activism. As a result of this collaboration, several books emerged such as The Berkeley Student Revolt in 1965 (with Sheldon Wolin), and Students in Revolt in 1969 (with Philip Altbach).

Selected bibliography by Seymour Martin Lipset on student movements (for a complete list of his publications click here:

"University Students and Politics in Underdeveloped Countries," Minerva (Autumn 1964), pp. 15-56. (translated into Spanish as Estudiantes universitarios y politica en el tercer mundo (Montevideo: Editorial Alfa, 1965).

(With Sheldon Wolin), The Berkeley Student Revolt (Garden City: Doubleday-Anchor, 1965).

(with Philip Altbach), Students in Revolt (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1969), (Boston: Beacon Press, 1970, paperback edition).

Student Politics. (New York: Basic Books, Inc, 1967).

"The Possible Effects of Student Activism on International Politics," in Seymour Martin Lipset and Philip G. Altbach, eds. Students in Revolt. (Beacon: Beacon Press, 1970).

Rebellion in the University (Boston: Little, Brown, 1972), (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Phoenix Books, expanded edition, 1976), (New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1992); foreign editions in Britain and Brazil.

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February 2001

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