22 Sep 2023
by Michael Anthony Goodman, Sarah Simi Cohen, Alexa Lee Arndt, Ben Parks

College Student Government Elections and the Espousal of Neoliberalism in Campaign and Platform Discourse - JCAPS Vol. 5 Issue 3

In this critical discourse analysis, we examined 18 college student government campaign platforms from 9 institutions in the state of Florida. We used neoliberalism as a conceptual framework to examine platforms and, in particular, the way(s) students running for office described neoliberal agendas, policies, and thought. Findings revealed concern for student finances and increasing student fees, proposed private sector solutions, an unacknowledged political climate, communications trends, and notable differences by institution type.

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