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  • The Grammar of Politics and Performanceby Shirin M Rai; Janelle Reinelt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the relationship between performance as a set of behavioural... more...

  • Mainstreaming Gender, Democratizing the State?by Shirin M. Rai

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    As democratization has come to be seen as important to securing long-term political stability, the role of national machineries for the advancement of women become more and more relevant. The relationships between gender, state structures, and other policy-making demands are considered in detail. more...

  • Ceremony and Ritual in Parliamentby Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through ceremony, space and socialisation. The focus is on the marginalised groups especially women and members of ethnic minorities... more...

  • Gender and the Political Economy of Developmentby Shirin M. Rai

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    "Rai subjects the projects of both national development and globalization to searching scrutiny through a gender lens. Her emphasis on the intersection of gender and other forms of inequality is very timely. An excellent text for a wide range of courses in politics, sociology and development studies." --Diane Elson, University of Essex Shirin Rai... more...

  • Global Governanceby Shirin M. Rai; Georgina Waylen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 40.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of global governance from a gendered perspective. It not only furthers the emerging feminist theorizing on global governance, but also provides a theoretically informed and empirically based analysis of both institutions and transformative practices. more...

  • New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economyby Shirin M. Rai; Georgina Waylen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.00

    This volume brings together the work of outstanding feminist scholars who reflect on the achievements of feminist political economy and the challenges it faces in the 21 st century. The volume develops further some key areas of research in feminist political economy ? understanding economies as gendered structures and economic crises as crises... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...

  • Rethinking Empowermentby Jane L. Parpart; Shirin M. Rai; Kathleen A. Staudt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional... more...

  • Women And The Stateby Shirin M. Rai Manchester Metropolitan University; Geraldine Lievesley Warwick University.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Offering a wide-ranging selection of case studies, this book evaluates women's political, social and economic involvement in Third World countries. It explores both specific experiences of women as well as common themes such as identity, empowerment and the conflict between tradition and modernity. more...

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