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ERIC Number: EJ893439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Interest Groups and Governmental Institutions: The Politics of State Funding of Public Higher Education
Tandberg, David
Educational Policy, v24 n5 p735-778 Sep 2010
In attempting to explain state support of public higher education, this study develops a theory-driven, comprehensive conceptualization of the state political system within a larger theoretical framework that consists of state economic and demographic factors and higher education system attributes. Furthermore, although the higher education policy and finance literature has largely ignored the impact of interest groups on state policy and state support of higher education, they play a central role in the model presented here. The inclusion of politics in the explanatory model results in a more robust and pragmatically useful model. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A