ERIC Number: ED060826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
The Dynamics of Conflict on Campus: A Study of the Stanford April Third Movement.
Stam, James; Baldridge, J. Victor
This paper develops a theoretical framework for analyzing campus conflict and crisis as a social movement. The authors argue that political frameworks are necessary to understanding the dynamics of interest group activities that are directed toward influencing policy. Using the political framework, a number of propositions are advanced concerning interest group activities, the political motivations of partisan groups, the social control activities of authorities, and the cycle that the conflict goes through. A case study of a student conflict at Stanford University is used to give plausible support to the propositions. Although such a case study is in no sense proof of the propositions, it nevertheless clarifies issues and helps locate weaknesses and strengths in the theoretical framework. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.