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Moral Intuitions and Smart Growth: Why Do Liberals and Conservatives View Compact Development so Differently?


Abstract Political liberals are significantly more supportive than conservatives of walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, transit-oriented development, and other aspects of the “compact city,” not just in their views about government policy toward metropolitan development but also in their consumption preferences regarding neighborhoods. I argue that social psychologists’ theory of moral intuitionism helps account for these differences. In this view, liberals and conservatives emphasize different sets of affective, emotion-laden moral impulses—such as those involving fairness, purity, or ingroup loyalty—predisposing them toward particular reactions to compact development. Political ideologies also are associated with different personality traits that a... (more)
Created Date 2015-05-01
Contributor Lewis, Paul (ASU author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Politics and Global Studies
Series JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS
Type Text
Extent 50 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12172 / ISSN: 1467-9906
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Citation Lewis, Paul G. (2015). Moral Intuitions and Smart Growth: Why Do Liberals and Conservatives View Compact Development so Differently?. JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS, 37(2), 87-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12172
Note This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12172
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