Présentation publique de Susan Banducci: « Twice as Hard, Half as Good? Reconciling Gendered Voting and Women’s Electoral Success

on novembre 23, 2017 | 0 Comment

30 novembre, 2017

Le Centre pour l’étude de la citoyenneté démocratique a le plaisir d’annoncer que le 30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017 aura lieu un colloque à l’occasion du 70ème anniversaire de sa fondatrice, Elisabeth Gidengil. Dr Gidengil est la chercheuse canadienne par excellence sur le comportement politique, le genre et la diversité, et les médias, et a été une pionnière en science politique au Canada et à l’étranger.

Le colloque intitulé  » Trends and New Directions in Canadian Political Behaviour » aura lieu au Cercle Universitaire McGill à Montréal. La présentation publique de Susan Banducci (University of Exeter), intitulée « Twice as Hard, Half as Good? Reconciling Gendered Voting and Women’s Electoral Success » débutera à 18h le jeudi 30 novembre au Cercle Universitaire McGill et sera suivie d’une réception.

Résumé: There is a large body of research with consistent results showing that gender stereotypes are to be found in the media coverage of elections and the minds of voters. How can these findings be reconciled with the finding that when women choose to run for elected office that they do as well as men? How are women candidates able to achieve relatively equal levels of success when faced with gender stereotypes? Recent scholarship based on the US case argues that gender neutral election outcomes are not necessarily a result of gender neutral election inputs. Instead, fulfilling the adage that women must do twice as well to be thought half as good as men, the self-screening and greater campaign efforts of female candidates in anticipation of voter discrimination may allow them to achieve equal outcomes. In considering these propositions, I draw on Professor Elisabeth Gidengil’s key contributions to the comparative study of women, media and elections to understand the role of gender in election media coverage, voter responses and candidate success.

Comité organisateur: Allison Harell, Melanee Thomas, Jason Roy, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Dietlind Stolle, et Cameron Anderson.

Ce colloque est possible grâce à un Connection grant du Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, et un soutien financier du Canadian Opinion Research Archive, the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, et du département de science politique de l’université McGill

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