To understand the ways universities can impact local and regional (even national) politics, military bases may provide a helpful analogy:
"Most of what one could say about the impact of military bases (especially on military towns) would also seem to hold for universities (especially for college towns)."
For the latest in 's "Campus & Community" series, I explore how universities both shape, and are influenced by, local and regional politics: cc:
The commodification of higher education not only distorts on-campus politics, but also local and regional politics in universities' surrounding communities:
I think is right to point out that campuses and their politics are significantly affected by the broader milieu they are embedded in. However, they also exert a significant influence over local, regional (even national) politics in turn