Critical feminist engagements with Green New Deals

Carol Cohn*, Claire Duncanson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

In the current context of unprecedented and interconnected ecological and inequalities crises, many in the Global North are hitching their hopes onto Green New Deals (GNDs). This article argues that feminist analysis is crucial for exposing the flaws in GNDs, and that different kinds of feminist questioning lead to different kinds of policy responses, with very different scales of potential transformative impact. In order to transform the structures and root causes underlying the interconnected crises, it is necessary to go beyond feminist demands for the inclusion of diverse women and for gender equality and rely more on feminism as an analytical tool: a way of asking questions that denaturalize received wisdom and that make visible the ways in which gendered meanings play a formative role in shaping the concepts and paradigms that constitute knowledge of our world.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFeminist Economics
Early online date11 Apr 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Apr 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Green New Deals
  • feminist
  • climate change
  • inequality
  • care
  • growth


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