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dc.contributor.authorStensrud, Ingvild Leren
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-20T23:04:24Z
dc.date.available2021-03-20T23:04:24Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationStensrud, Ingvild Leren. Please mind the gender gap: A study of gender’s effect on the libertarian–authoritarian dimension in Norway. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/84365
dc.description.abstractIs there a gender gap in political views? In this master thesis, I will investigate whether or not women and men have different placements on the political dimension, often referred to as the libertarian–authoritarian dimension. Does gender affect views on so-called “cultural issues”? Based on the Generation Gap theory by Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris, I expect women to be more libertarian than men. Inglehart and Norris’ argument is that the various modernization process, predominantly happening in post-industrial societies, are creating a value cleavage between women and men. One consequence of this divide is that women and men’s political views are drifting apart. This have made women more concerned with what can be considered libertarian political issues. To test my hypothesis, I have looked to Norway and I find that Norwegian women, in general, have a more libertarian placement on the libertarian–authoritarian dimension than Norwegian men. The findings indicate that gender affect what we think about as a cluster of political issues related to this dimension. These political issues associated with the libertarian–authoritarian dimension can roughly be grouped into four issue categories, namely, 1) authority, order and punishment; 2) moral, religion, tradition and human rights; 3) immigration; and 4) climate and environmental issues. When looking at the issue categories separately, I find that women hold more libertarian positions then men on all issues, but that the size of the gender gap varies. The issue that women and men disagree the most about is climate and environmental issues, second comes immigration, third is moral, religion, tradition and human rights and forth comes the issue category authority, order and punishment. This findings indicated that while women are consistently holding a more libertarian political view then men, the strength of the gender effect varies between the issues related to the dimension.nob
dc.language.isonob
dc.subjectthe libertarian-authoritarian dimension
dc.subjectpolitical dimensions
dc.subjectAuthoritarian
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectpolitical attitudes
dc.subjectpolitical values
dc.subjectpolitical views
dc.subjectgender gap
dc.subjectlibertarian
dc.subjectelectoral studies
dc.titlePlease mind the gender gap: A study of gender’s effect on the libertarian–authoritarian dimension in Norwaynob
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2021-03-21T23:01:15Z
dc.creator.authorStensrud, Ingvild Leren
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-87051
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dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/84365/20/Master-Thesis---Ingvild-Leren-Stensrud.pdf


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