Progressive and Conservative Campus Activism
Table of Contents
Why Focus on Campuses?
What Is Campus Activism?
Using Social Movement Theory
1. On every campus small numbers of students are energetically
engaged in activist work.
2. Conservative and progressive students approach activism differently.
3. Political mentors are absent from campus.
4. Students are responding to issues of race, gender, and sexual
orientation as they perceive them on campus.
5. Debate is unpopular on campus.
6. Using resources, mentors and incentives, national political
organizations successfully influence campus groups.
7. A 'leadership pipeline' exists on both the Left and the Right.
8. Centrist students are not actively recruited by either
conservatives or progressives
III. Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Study
A. A Review of Literature on Campus Activism
B. Sample Interview Guides and Questionnaires
V. End Notes
VI. Resource Directories
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