Why are professors liberal?

  title={Why are professors liberal?},
  author={N. Gross and E. Fosse},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • N. Gross, E. Fosse
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Theory and Society
  • The political liberalism of professors—an important occupational group and anomaly according to traditional theories of class politics—has long puzzled sociologists. This article sheds new light on the subject by employing a two-step analytic procedure. In the first step, we assess the explanatory power of the main hypotheses proposed over the last half century to account for professors’ liberal views. To do so, we examine hypothesized predictors of the political gap between professors and… CONTINUE READING
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