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The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists
(The Ratio Institute)
(Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2009 (English)In: Finnish economic papers, ISSN 0784-5197, Vol. 22, no 2, 75-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study the political opinions of Swedish social scientists in seven disciplines and find indications of a left‑right divide, with sociology and gender studies being the most left‑leaning disciplines, with business administration, economics, and law being the most right‑leaning ones, and with political science and economic history being located somewhere in between. This pattern is found when lookingat party preferences, left‑right self‑identification, and positions on economic policy issues. Overall, there is a slight dominance in sympathies for the right, although there are more academics to the left among those most involved in activities with a potential to influence decision‑makers.

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2009. Vol. 22, no 2, 75-88 p.
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JEL A11, A13, A14
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Social Sciences Sociology Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34777OAI: diva2:285527
Available from: 2010-01-12 Created: 2010-01-12 Last updated: 2012-10-22Bibliographically approved

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