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The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists

Särtryck nr 2009:45

Författare: Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl och Charlotta SternÅr: 2009 Publikation: Finnish Economic Papers Årgång (nr): 22 (2) Sidor: 75–88

The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists Niclas Berggren, Henrik Jordahl och Charlotta Stern


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 looking at 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.


Referens:
Berggren, Niclas, Henrik Jordahl och Charlotta Stern (2009), "The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists". Finnish Economic Papers 22(2), 75–88.

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