Nonna Mayer: Gender and Radical Right Populism

8 Juillet, 2022 - 15:15 - 16:45

Closing keynote of the 3rd Summer School on Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics

Sciences Po, Room B.108, 1 place Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, 75007 Paris


Nonna Mayer

Nonna Mayer, Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS

Organized by the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy in collaboration with the Center For Research on Extremism (C-REX) and The Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po.

Abstract: If the traditional gender gap in voter turnout has disappeared, and sometimes reversed, a Radical Right Gender Gap still exists in many European countries. It was the case in France when Jean-Marie Le Pen headed the FN (Front National). Since Marine Le Pen took over, it seems to have disappeared, but reappeared for Éric Zemmour. This presentation analyses the factors explaining these disappearances and resurgences in the 2022 presidential election.

Nonna Mayer is a CNRS Research Director Emerita at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po. She chaired the French Political Science Association (Association française de science politique) from 2005 to 2016. She edits the series "Contester" at the Presses de Sciences Po, focused on changes in modes of collective action. She co-organises the methodological research seminar « Les sciences sociales en question. Grandes controverses en sciences sociales » (with Samy Cohen, Florence Faucher, Laurence Louër) since 2011. She is member of the National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH) since 2017.


Pietro Castelli Gattinara (SciencesPo/CEE & ULB/Cevipol)

Andrea Pirro (Scuola Normale Superiore)

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