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Grammar of Politics and Performance

Grammar of Politics and Performance

ISBN-13: 978-0415716505

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The Gender Politics of Development

Zed Books, 2008, pp. 210

ISBN 1842778382

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Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 336

ISBN 9780230537057

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Gender and the Political Economy of Development

Polity Press, 2002, pp.264

ISBN 0745614914

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Chinese Politics and Society: An Introduction (co-author Flemming Christiansen)

Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1996

ISBN 013354656X

Feminist Political Economy

New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy

ISBN-13: 978-0415539814

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Resistance and Reaction: University Politics in Post-Mao China

Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1991, pp. 229+xvii

ISBN 0745009034

Selected Journal articles


SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth – A gendered analysis (with Benjamin D. Brown and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura) World Development 113 (2019) 368–380

Feminist everyday political economy: Space, time, and violence (with Juanita Elias)

Review of International Studies (2018), Page 1 of 20 doi:10.1017/S0260210518000323

Upendra Baxi: feminism, law, and the human, Jindal Global Law Review, 2018, Volume 9

Number 2, DOI 10.1007/s41020-018-0078-y

The Good Life and the Bad: The Dialectics of Solidarity, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, Volume 25, Issue 1, 1 March 2018, Pages 1–19

Recognising the full costs of care? The Gendered Politics of Compensation for families in South Africa’s silicosis class action (with Beth Goldblatt) Social and Legal Studies November 15, 2017 DOI: 10.1177/0964663917739455

'Political Perfomance: A Framework for Analyzing Democratic Politics', Political Studies, doi, 2014

Political Aesthetics of the Nation: murals and statues in the Indian Parliament’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, doi 2013

Depletion: The Cost of Social Reproduction, International Feminist Journal of Politics,16(2), (with C. Hoskyns and D. Thomas) June 2014; doi 2013

Sumi Madhok and Shirin M. Rai, 'Agency, Injury, and Transgressive Politics in Neoliberal Times', Signs, Journal of Women, Culture and Society,

Vol. 37, No. 3 (Spring 2012), pp. 645-669;

Shirin M. Rai, 'The Politics of Access: Narratives of Women MPs in the Indian Parliament' Political Studies, Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 195–212, March 2012



'Feminists Theorize International Political Economy' 

Signs, Journal of Women in Culture and Society 36:1 (2010)


'Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament'

The Journal of Legislative Studies 16:3 (2010), 281-297

' Counting Women's Unpaid Work.' (Co-authored with C Hoskyns.)

New Political Economy 12:3 (Sep 2007), 297-317

' Gendering Global Governance.'

International Feminist Journal of Politics 6:4 (2004), 579-601

' Protesting World Trade Rules: Can We Talk About Empowerment?'

Signs, Journal of Women in Culture and Society 26:4 (2001), 1251-7

' Gender, Globalisation and Women's Activism: Critical Engagements.'

Law, Social Justice and Global Development 2001 (1)

' Feminism, Imperialism and Orientalism: the Challenge of the "Indian Woman".' (Co-authored with J Liddle.)

Women's History Review 7:4 (1998), 495-520

' Gender, Class and Representation: India and the European Union.' (Co-authored with C Hoskyns.)

European Journal of Women's Studies 5 (Nov 1998), 345-65


Edited books

 New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy

New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy

eds Shirin M Rai and Georgina Waylen

Routledge 2013 pp 240


Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives

eds. Shirin Rai & Georgina Waylen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 336

ISBN 9780230537057


Mainstreaming Gender, Democratising the State?

ed. Shirin Rai, Manchester University Press, 2003, pp. 298

ISBN 9780719059780


Rethinking Empowerment: Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

eds. Jane Parpart, Shirin Rai & Kathleen Staudt, Routledge, 2002, pp. 272

ISBN 0415277698

Development and the Challenge of Globalization

eds. Peter Newell, Shirin Rai & Andrew Scott, IT Publishers, 2002, pp. 212

ISBN 1853394920


Global Social Movements 

eds. Robin Cohen & Shirin Rai, Althone Press (UK)/Transaction Press (USA), 2000, pp. 231

ISBN 0485006154


International Perspectives on Gender and Democratisation 

ed. Shirin Rai, Palgrave Macmillan, 2000, pp. 220

ISBN 0333750055

Civil Society: Democratic Perspectives 

eds. Robert Fine & Shirin Rai, Frank Cass, 1997, pp. 172

ISBN 0714643130


Women and the State: International Perspectives

eds. Geraldine Lievesley & Shirin Rai, Taylor & Francis, 1996, pp. 192

ISBN 0748403612


Stirring It: Women's Studies in Transition

eds. Gabriele Griffin, Marianne Hester, Shirin Rai & Sasha Roseneil, Taylor and Francis, 1994, pp. 231+vi.

ISBN 0748402136


Women in the Face of Change: Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China

eds. Annie Phizaklea, Hilary Pilkington & Shirin Rai, 1992, pp. 240

ISBN 0415075408




Selected chapters in edited books

Reimagining the state: Marxism, feminism, postcolonialism in Reimagining the State: Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities (eds.) Davina Cooper, Nikita Dhawan, Janet Newman, Routledge

Gender and Development, 2018, in Juanita Elias and Adriene Roberts eds Handbook of Feminist International Political Economy, London: Edward Elgar

From the Nation-State to Global Governance: A Gendered Analysis

State in India: Reflections on Contemporary Politics – A Reader (ed.) Vidhu Verma New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan

The Dilemmas of Performative Citizenship 2017, in Bishnupriya Dutt Janelle Reinelt and Shrinkhala Sahai (eds) Gendered Citizenship, Manifestations and Performance, Palgrave Macmillan

With Catherine Hoskyns, 2016, Social Reproduction, in Handbook on Gender in World Politics Edited by Jill Steans, and Daniela Tepe-Belfrage, London: Edward Elgar pp 394-404

‘Gender and (International) Political Economy’, 2013, Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics (eds.) G. Waylen et. al. Oxford, Oxford University Press

‘The Contexts of International Development’ in The Women, Gender and Development Reader, (ed.) Nalini Vishwanathan 2011

‘Gender and Development: Theoretical Perspectives’ in The Women, Gender and Development Reader, (ed.) Nalini Vishwanathan, 2011, London: Zed Books

‘The Indian Parliament’ (with Vernon Hewitt), in Niraja Gopal Jayal and Bhanu Pratap Mehta (eds.), 2010, The Oxford Companion to Politics in India

‘Feminizing Global Governance’ in (eds.) Bina D'Costa and Katrina Lee-Koo, 2009, Gender and Global Politics in the Asia-Pacific, Basingstoke, Palgrave

‘Introduction: Feminist Perspectives on Analysing and Transforming Global Governance’ (with Georgina Waylen) (50%), Governance’ in Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives (eds. with Georgina Waylen), 2008, Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN-10: 0230537049, ISBN-13: 978-0230537040, pp. 1-18

‘Analysing Global Governance’ in Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives (eds. with Georgina Waylen), 2008, Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN-10: 0230537049, ISBN-13: 978-0230537040, pp. 19-42

‘Dilemmas of Political Participation’ in Sirrku Helsten (ed.) Women's citizenship and political rights, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2005

‘Gender and Development’, 2005, in Jeffrey Haynes (ed.) Palgrave Advances in Development Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave