How postsecondary factors into this “year of elections”: Opinion

2024 has been dubbed the “year of elections,” given that within the next twelve months, countries home to approximately half of the world’s population will hold elections. An article in Inside Higher Ed breaks down how postsecondary issues might factor into election campaigns and voter decisions around the world this year. The article discusses upcoming election trends within India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. While postsecondary issues may not be the foremost factor driving voters, the authors state that certain topics–especially international student visa policies, public funding for universities, and academic freedom–could become hot-button debates on the campaign trail.

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