The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists
2009 (English)In: Finnish economic papers, ISSN 0784-5197, Vol. 22, no 2, 75-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 22, no 2, 75-88 p.
JEL A11, A13, A14
Social Sciences Sociology Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34777OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-34777DiVA: diva2:285527