The Turn Away from Government and the Need to Revive the Civic Purpose of Higher Education
Abstract: Higher education in the United States has proud roots in the mission to enable people to engage in self-governance. The current political context is pushing us in another direction. I discuss the context in Wisconsin in particular, and use the challenges there as a reason to consider the civic purposes of political science. Rather than allow the political winds to blow us further into elitism, I argue that we should renew our commitment to educating people for citizenship.
Perspectives on Politics / Volume 14 / Issue 02 / June 2016, pp 324-350 / Copyright © American Political Science Association 2016