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Dr. Ozymy Publishes Article in Political Science Journal

September 25, 2012

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Joshua Ozymy, an associate professor of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently had an article published in the journal “Political Behavior” in March 2012.
            In the article titled, “The Poverty of Participation: Self-Interest, Student Loans, and Student Activism,” Dr. Ozymy discusses how lower-income individuals are generally unlikely to participate in politics, even when it is in their rational self-interest to do so. The article dispels conventional findings, by showing that lower-income college students who receive student loans, are actually more likely to engage in policy-motivated activism out of self-interest than their higher-status peers. These findings show that lower-status individuals can be activated politically, when they have adequate resources and concrete policy-motivations.


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