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ERIC Number: EJ1358070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2577-7270
EISSN: EISSN-2577-7289
Politics and Non/Partisanship: Is College Student Government a Neutral Space?
Goodman, Michael
Higher Education Politics & Economics, v8 n1 p32-44 2022
College student government is a form of student involvement in higher education, and one that has evolved over time. But student government is not without politics, from legislating on campus to making statements on local, national, and international issues. This article illuminates data from a phenomenological study of nineteen former student government officers who ran for or served in post-college public office (e.g., mayors, city councilmembers, state senators, and more). Two major themes are rendered in this article: "student government and non/partisanship" and "student government and decision-making power." Questions and recommendations are left as a way to better understand college students and student government and serve as a calling to further interrogate this topic and form of student- and political-engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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