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Race, structure, and state governments: the politics of higher education diversity

Hicklin, Alisa and Meier, Kenneth John 2008. Race, structure, and state governments: the politics of higher education diversity. Journal of Politics 70 (3) , pp. 851-860. 10.1017/S0022381608080808

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This paper examines the politics of higher education diversity for both African Americans and Latinos, by investigating how the structure of the bureaucracy affects the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation. The key theoretical determinants of minority college enrollments are legislative representation, bureaucratic structure, university-level policies, and restrictions on affirmative action. A hierarchical linear model of 500+ universities over an 11-year period shows that each of these factors affects minority enrollments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LD Individual institutions (United States)
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 25/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0022-3816
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:20

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