Community engagement and the public good
Brackmann, Sarah Marie
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Through case studies of six partnerships, this qualitative research examines the production of public and private goods through community engagement. Using Academic Capitalism and political public good theory, the design and analysis focuses on the interpretation of contemporary land-grant representations of the public good, and how this narrative is implemented through community engagement programs and activities. Understanding the neoliberal context and influence on community engagement raises practitioner and scholar awareness, complicates the promise of public good, and challenges the means by which universities engage in social change.