Viewpoint Diversity and Community Partisanship
Students, faculty and staff are also members of the larger community. Their political affiliations and ideological leanings are likely influenced thereby.
Something new from me over at
. It makes the simple (but as far as I know unresearched) point that top colleges and universities are located in areas that are, on average, profoundly liberal. And that matters for viewpoint diversity.
offers another piece of the puzzle on the
blog: Political imbalance of faculty may be increased by the strong partisan tilt of the communities surrounding the top universities
In the second, for
argues that the social and geographical contexts in which universities are embedded may better explain their ideological imbalances than things like discrimination or hostile climate
Last week, I posted a piece over at
on the relationship b/t viewpoint diversity and community partisanship. The gist: most elite schools are located in deeply liberal parts of the countries, and this probably influences the politics of faculty.