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Sociology and Classical Liberalism

Daniel Klein () and Lotta Stern ()

Abstract: We advocate the development of a classical-liberal character within professional sociology. The American Sociological Association (ASA) is taken as representative of professional sociology in the United States. We review the ASA’s activities and organizational statements, to show the association’s leftist character. Internal criticism is often very uneasy about leftist domination of the field. We present survey results establishing that, in voting and in policy views, the ASA membership is mostly left-wing and devoid of classical liberalism. We sketch some ideas showing that sociology needs classical liberalism, and classical liberalism needs sociology.

Keywords: sociology; American Sociological Association; ideology; policy views; classical liberalism; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: A13; A14; (follow links to similar papers)

23 pages, December 20, 2005

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Klein, Daniel and Lotta Stern, (2006), 'Sociology and Classical Liberalism', The Independent Review, Vol. 11, Summer, No. 1, pages 37-52

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