Resource Policy and Gender Justice in the Context of Globalization


The graduate programme seeks to investigate the relationship between sustainable development and gender equality in a global perspective. The research programme focuses on the category ‘gender’ as an analytical tool and as a means for policy making in the realm of resource politics. Resource politics comprises the access to resources, the use of resources and the politics of resource governance. Productive and reproductive work and their interrelatedness are in the core of creating and sustaining life and vital processes. Therefore, our scientific approach is linked to feminist epistemology that criticizes the naturalization of women’s work and women’s knowledge. The process of naturalization is considered to be the foundation as well as the effect of gender hierarchies. A gender perspective within resource politics has to integrate – both in normative and in empirical ways – the productivity of so called female work into concepts and policies aiming at sustainability.


Principal Investigators
Bauhardt, Christine Prof. Dr. phil. (Details) (Gender and Globalisation, particularly with regard to Transformation Processes in Rural Area)

Duration of Project
Start date: 04/2011
End date: 12/2013

Research Areas
Gender and Sustainability, Gender und Nachhaltigkeit, Geschlechterforschung, Resource policy and gender, Ressourcenpolitik, Umweltforschung

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