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Unformatted text preview: influence on student organizing in the decades since its collapse. Participatory democracy, direct action, radicalism, student power, shoestring budgets, and its organizational structure are all present in varying degrees in current national student activist groups. Though various organizations have been formed in subsequent years as proposed national networks for left-wing student organizing, none has approached the scale of SDS, and most have lasted a few years at best. • Participatory Democracy-the political life would be based in several root principles: that decision-making of basic social consequences be carried on by public groups; that politics can be seen positively as they are collectively creating an acceptable pattern of social relations; that politics has the function of bringing out of isolation and into community. Unorganized exercise of “participatory democracy” led to the Free Speech Movement...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course HISTORY 1008 taught by Professor Farber during the Fall '10 term at Temple.
- Fall '10