Type de publication:

Articles

Source:

European Journal of Politics and Gender, Bristol University Press (2020)

ISBN:

2515-1088

Numéro d'appel:

halshs-02520792

URL:

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-02520792

Résumé:

This article analyses Eurobarometer surveys as full-fledged instruments of the European gender equality policy since its emergence in the 1970s up until 2018. These surveys bring new data which allow re-analysing the history of the gender equality policy, focusing on how public opinion is of interest to policy-makers and how they use the results of these polls. The article shows that Eurobarometer surveys and the appeal to the “voice of the citizens” have always had a legitimising function for gender equality, but that the purposes of this legitimisation have changed over time. Recently, in a context of low citizen support for the EU political system, surveys have been integrated into the day-to-day routine of gender equality policy-making, but they are also used by the European Parliament to reassert the shared values of the EU.

Notes:

Humanities and Social Sciences/Political scienceJournal articles

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