Energy Politics and Gender


Karin Standal, Tanja Winther, Katrine Danielsen

Policy makers and scholars often assume gender to be irrelevant in energy politics. However, an increasing body of scholarship and development policies has focused on how gender discrimination has negative effects on women’s access to energy resources and equal contributions to decision-making processes that influence energy issues. This article evaluates four overarching and salient policy and research discourses that frame women’s and men’s positions in benefiting from and participating in decision-making about energy

In: Kathleen Hancock and Juliann Allison (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics.