Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Cabinets and concrete floors: the women in Macron’s cabinet strengthen the case for gender parity in government

Beckwith, Karen (2017) Cabinets and concrete floors: the women in Macron’s cabinet strengthen the case for gender parity in government. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 May 2017). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (230kB) | Preview

Abstract

The first cabinet appointed by new French President Emmanuel Macron contained a 50-50 gender balance, with eleven out of the twenty-two cabinet members being women. Karen Beckwith writes that Macron’s decision to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet should not have come as a surprise. Drawing on research in seven separate democracies with her colleagues Susan Franceschet and Claire Annesley, she illustrates that there is now an informal ‘concrete floor’ for women’s participation in cabinets, indicating a minimum number of women who must be appointed if the government is to avoid criticism.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 09:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79038

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics