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Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Bina Agarwal


Economists studying environmental collective action and green governance have paid little attention to gender. Research on gender and green governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on women's near absence from forestry institutions. This interdisciplinary book turns that focus on its head to ask: what if women were present in these institutions? What difference would that make? Would women's inclusion in forest governance – undeniably important for equity – also affect decisions on forest use and outcomes for conservation and subsistence? Are women's interests in forests different fr ... More

Keywords: community forestry, civil society institutions, forest governance, clean energy policy, gender, gender analysis, governance, critical mass, inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569687
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bina Agarwal, author
Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India