Guest talk on Moral Power

Paul Goren gives a talk on how citizens’ opinions on culture war issues (e.g., abortion and gay rights) systematically drive partisan, ideological and religious predispositions.

2018.05.31 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Date Wed 06 Jun
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Large meeting room

Paul Goren, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Minnesota, is visiting the department. Paul Goren will be giving a talk in the large meeting room on his ongoing book project titled Moral Power. In it, he theorizes and shows how citizens’ opinions on so-called culture war issues (e.g., abortion and gay rights) systematically drive partisan, ideological and religious predispositions. This way, culture war attitudes function as foundational elements in the political and religious belief systems of ordinary citizens that match and sometimes exceed partisan and religious predispositions in terms of motivating power.

The book project builds, in part, on his forthcoming article in the American Political Science Review coauthored with Christopher Chapp (apps.cla.umn.edu/directory/items/publication/333774.pdf).

  • Paul Goren is a leading scholar in the field and has published numerous articles in some of the most prestigious journals in political science. You can find more information about Paul Goren on his website (cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/pgoren)
  • After Paul Goren’s presentation, there will be a workshop with a set of interesting presentations from people at this department. You are more than welcome to join, but please email Martin Bisgaard (mbisgaard@ps.au.dk) in advance.  
Lecture / talk
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