Where Self-Interest Trumps Ideology: Liberal Homeowners and Local Opposition to Housing Development

@article{Marble2020WhereST,
  title={Where Self-Interest Trumps Ideology: Liberal Homeowners and Local Opposition to Housing Development},
  author={William Marble and Clayton Nall},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2020},
  volume={83},
  pages={1747 - 1763}
}
How much does self-interest drive Americans’ policy attitudes? Survey research typically finds that self-interest’s role is minimal. Such conclusions are typically reached by examining attitudes toward federal policies that present diffuse costs and low stakes. We consider a starker test case of self-interest: controversies surrounding development of dense and affordable housing in Americans’ communities. Liberal homeowners, especially, must cope with dissonance between their egalitarian… 

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