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Doing Politics Sideways
Routledge, Intervention Series

This book is an intervention in the way we describe, value and critique the study politics. Having said that, this is not an internal conversation fit only for airing among those who fill the academe; nor even among those who do politics as politicians, bureaucrats or civic leaders. This is a book for all of us who attempt every day to understand our worlds and how politics is done – in quotidian ways all around us. Through this book I make a case for ‘doing politics sideways’ – a sideways look at the political in pursuit of a better understanding of the worlds we inhabit.

Depletion: The Human Cost of Care
New York

This book explores something that we often overlook in our theoretical analyses of care and caring – its human cost. Building on previous work, it explores the multiple facets of social reproductive work and how its undervaluing is not just a theoretical gap in our knowledge, but a cost to those who perform this work and as such a subsidy to the state and capital. It argues that depletion as a concept is a bridge between unpaid social reproduction and paid work, public and private realms of life – it connects the two and allows us to show how we cannot understand the value of one without that of the other.

Authored Books

Performing Representation: Women Members in the Indian Parliament
(with Carole Spary)
OUP, 2019

Gender and Political Economy of Development: From Nationalism to Globalisation
Polity Press, 2002
ISBN 0-7456-1491-4

Resistance and Reaction: University Politics in Post-Mao China
Hemel Hempstead
Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1991
ISBN 0-7450-0903-4

Gender Politics of Development, Essays in Hope and Despair
London and New Delhi
Zed Books/Zubaan, 2008
ISBN-10: 1842778374
ISBN-13: 978-1842778371

Chinese Politics and Society: An Introduction
(co-authored with Flemming Christiansen)
Hemel Hempstead
Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1996
ISBN 0-13-354656-X

Edited Books

The OUP Handbook of Performance and Politics 
(lead editor, with Milija Gluhovic, Silvija Jestrovic and Michael Saward)
New York (in Press)
Oxford University Press

Democracy in Practice: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliaments 
(eds. with Rachel E. Johnson)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament
London: Routledge, 2010

National Machineries for the Advancement of Women: Mainstreaming Gender, Democratising the State?  
(ed. for the UN Division for the Advancement of Women)
Manchester University Press, 2003
ISBN 0 7190 5978 X

Rethinking Empowerment: Gender and Development in a Global/Local World 
(co-ed. with Jane Parpart and Kathleen Staudt)
Routledge, 2002
ISBN 0-415-27769-8

International Perspectives on Gender and Democratisation 
Macmillan, 2000
ISBN 0-333-75004-7; 0-333-75005-5 (pbk)

Women and the State: International Perspectives 
(co-edited with Geraldine Lievesley)
Taylor and Francis, 1996
ISBN 0 7484 0360; 0 7484 0361 2 (pbk)

Women in the Face of Change: Soviet Union Eastern Europe and China
(co-edited with Hilary Pilikington and Annie Phizacklea)
Routledge, 1992
ISBN 0-415-07540-8; 0-415-07541-6 (pbk)

The Grammar of Performance and Politics 
(with Janelle Reinelt)
Routledge, 2015
(Interventions Series)

New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy
(with Georgina Waylen)
Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics
Routledge, 2014

Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives 
(eds. With Georgina Waylen)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
ISBN-10: 0230537049; ISBN-13: 978-0230537040

Globalisation and the Challenge of Development 
(co-ed. Peter Newell and Andrew Scott)
IT Publishers, 2002
ISBN 1 85339 492 0. 

Global Social Movements
(co-ed.with Robin Cohen)
Althone Press (UK) and Transaction Press (USA), 2000
ISBN 0 485 00419 4, 0 485 00615 4 (pbk)

Civil Society: Democratic Perspectives 
(co-edited with Robert Fine),
Frank Cass, 1997
ISBN 0 7146 4313 0 (pbk)

Stirring It: Women’s Studies in Transition 
(co-edited with Gabrille Griffins, Marianne Hester and Sasha Roseneil)
Taylor and Francis, 1994
ISBN 0-7484-0213-6 

Guest Editor Special Issues

Law, Harm and Depletion through Social Reproduction
(with Beth Goldblatt)
European Journal of Gender and Politics
Vol: 2020

Feminists Theorize the International Political Economy
(with Kate Bedford)
Signs, Journal of Women in Culture and Society
36:1, 2010

Global Governance, Special Issue of International Journal of Feminist Politics 
(with Georgina Waylen)
6(4), 2004

Disruptive Democracy: Analysing Legislative Protest
(with Carole Spary)
Volume: 20 May 2013 Number 3

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament in Special Issue of Journal of Legislative Studies
16: 3, 2010