The logic of representation in the 2014 Bordeaux municipal election campaign
Arambourou Clément, Della Sudda Magali, Bugnon Fanny, Marneur Victor, Neyrat Frédéric et Paoletti Marion, “When male heterosexual leaders politicize gender and sexual issues: The logic of representation in the 2014 Bordeaux municipal election campaign”, French Politics, 14(1), avril 2016, p. 83-100.
Summary: Gender and sexual politics were major issues during the 2014 French municipal elections campaign. A few weeks before the election, France experienced large-scale campaigns against gay marriage and gender equality policies. The aim of this article is to question the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation in the context of the municipal election campaign in Bordeaux. In the context of the ‘demo for all’, the return of a religious-based opposition between ‘moral order and permissiveness’ calls for further investigation. This article thus offers an original point of view based on fieldwork at the municipal level and polling data.