MARQUES PEREIRA Bérengère
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Women's Political Participation in Europe and Latin America (Belgium-Chile), Research program (ULB/UAHC, AGCI-Chili/Wallonie-Bruxelles International). Promoter : Bérengère Marques-Pereira
The women's political participation in elected or executive bodies has become an international issue since the Beijing conference in 1995. This issue has been translated into quota or parity laws in parliamentary representations in a majority of Latin American and in some European countries. The quantitative presence of women in politics is put in perspective with the symbolic representations associated with them. The case studies are about Belgium and Chile and lead to a comparison through contextual contrasts. The objective is to show that gender has become a strategical resource in politics, that relates to the duality individuation/maternalism.