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Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood


The last two decades have seen historians and political scientists extensively study the rise of conservatism. An addition to that literature, this book offers an analysis of the state of college conservatism and explains the factors that shape the student and the citizen. Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. This book explores who conservative students ... More

Keywords: college conservatism, undergraduates, liberalism, colleges, universities, young conservatives, conservative students, political activism, American politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691145372
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691145372.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy J. Binder, author
University of California, San Diego

Kate Wood, author