At the Margins of Power: Gender and Policy in the Energy Sector


James, Bronwyn. 1999. “At the Margins of Power: Gender and Policy in the Energy Sector.” Agenda 15 (1): 18–47.

Author: Bronwyn James


“The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) released its draft White Paper on Energy in June 1998, after a protracted period of negotiation and consultation about the policy content and strategic direction of the energy sector. This paper examines the various steps in the process of formulating the White Paper. It begins by examining the definition of gender issues in the energy sector, focussing on the theoretical assumptions which have been made and which point to some of the conceptual difficulties with integrating gender into energy policy. The role of the Women's Energy Group (WEG) and the DME in asserting and supporting the need for integrating gender into policy will also be examined” (James 1999, 18).

Topics: Extractive Industries, Gender, Women, Governance, Infrastructure, Energy

Year: 1999

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