L'interrogation sur la compétence politique en 2007 : une question de genre ?

Abstract : During the 2007 presidential campaign in France, the competence of the candidates was a key issue in the media - especially in discussions of Segolène Royal and other female candidates. The lexical discrepancies between treatments of male and female candidates raises the question of whether the competence issue is gender-biased. As a matter of fact, the gender argument has been used strategically by both supporters and opponents of Royal (is she called incompetent just because she is a woman, as supporters claim - or do her supporters use her gender to mask her incompe-tence, as opponents claim ?). However, even when her opponents use seemingly gender-neutral language in their attacks on Royal's competence, their claims that women must earn their place in the political arena and their use of traditional gender stereotypes constitute an implicit gender bias.
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Aurélie Olivesi. L'interrogation sur la compétence politique en 2007 : une question de genre ?. Quaderni, Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 2010, 2 (72), pp.59-74. ⟨10.4000/quaderni.486⟩. ⟨hal-00789219⟩

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