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Doris Fuchs

University of Muenster

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Doris Fuchs is Professor and currently Speaker of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at the University of Münster (WWU). Her research focuses on power and participation in sustainability governance, sustainable consumption and wellbeing, and the political economy of energy, climate, and agrifood governance. She consults policy makers and other stakeholders at all levels of governance. Her publications include Consumption Corridors – Living a Good Life within Sustainable Limits, the Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance, and Business Power in Global Governance, as well as numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Fuchs, Doris, Marlyne Sahakian, Tobias Gumbert, Antonietta Di Giulio, Michael Maniates, Sylvia Lorek und Antonia Graf. (2021). “Consumption Corridors: Living Well within Sustainable Limits.” London: Routledge.

Fuchs, Doris, Julia Steinberger, Elke Pirgmaier, William Lamb, Lina Brand-Correa, und Jonathan Cullen. (2021). “A corridors and power-oriented perspective on energy service demand and needs satisfaction.” Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy 17(1): 163-173.

Fuchs, Doris, Bernd Schlipphak, Oliver Treib, Le Anh Nguyen Long und Markus Lederer. (2020). “Which Way Forward in Measuring the Quality of Life? A Critical Analysis of Sustainability and Wellbeing Indicator Sets.” Global Environmental Politics 20(2): 12-36.

Fuchs, Doris, Antonietta Di Giulio, Katharina Glaab, Sylvia Lorek, Michael Maniates, Tom Princen und Inge Ropke. (2016). “Power: The Missing Element in Sustainable Consumption and Absolute Reductions Research and Action.” Journal of Cleaner Production 132: 298-307.

Fuchs, Doris, Agni Kalfagianni und Tetty Havinga. (2011). “Actors in Private Food Governance: The Legitimacy of Retail Standards and Multistakeholder Initiatives with Civil Society Participation.” Agriculture and Human Values 28 (3): 353-367.

Clapp, Jennifer und Doris Fuchs (Hrsg.). (2009). “Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance.” Challenges and Strategies. Boston: MIT Press.

Fuchs, Doris. (2007). “Business Power in Global Governance.” Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Fuchs, Doris und Sylvia Lorek. (2005). “Sustainable Consumption Governance: A History of Promises and Failures.” Journal of Consumer Policy 28 (3): 261–288.