BIBU Talk October 5.
Women turning to the radical right – Will Europe follow the French example?
Friday October 5 at 2 pm
Tiedekulma, Fönsteri-space (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Throughout the parties’ advance, political scientist have been fairly convinced about one thing: men vote for the Populist Radical Rights more than women.
From the 1990s onwards, right-wing populist parties have become an established part of the political scenery in Europe. Throughout the parties’ advance, political scientist have been fairly convinced about one thing: men vote for the Populist Radical Rights more than women. Yet in 2012, Marine Le Pen, the new leader of the Front National (FN), realized almost the same score among female and male voters in the French presidential elections. Could this happen elsewhere in Europe too?
After a brief outline of the electoral impact of gender, professor Nonna Mayer will give a presentation on post-electoral surveys conducted in France after each presidential election since 1988. The presentation attempts to explain the decreasing gender gap of Populist Radical Right voters in the 2012 and 2017 elections and asks if the trend can persist and expand.
After the presentation, professor of gender studies Anu Koivunen (University of Tampere) will give a short commentary. Koivunen’s fields of expertise include feminist theory, media studies and populism.
Professor Nonna Mayer is a Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Research Director Emerita at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), Sciences Po Paris.
This BIBU Talk is chaired by University Research Fellow Hanna Wass, University of Helsinki. Wass directs the work package "Mapping Biases and Bubbles in Citizen Participation” in the BIBU project. The event is organized in collaboration with the Social Research Seminar Series.
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