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Chapters in edited collections

'Democratisation: Feminist Perspectives' 2002, in Peter Burnell (ed.) Democratisation Through the Looking Glass, Manchester, Manchester University Press

'The National Commission for Women: The Indian Experience' 2002, in UN Division for the Advancement of Women (ed.) National Machineries for the Advancement of Women: Mainstreaming Gender, Democratising the State? Manchester, Manchester University Press pp. 223-242, ISBN 0 7190 5978 X

'Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women: Mainstreaming Gender, Democratising the State?' 2002, in UN Division for the Advancement of Women (ed.) National Machineries for the Advancement of Women: Mainstreaming Gender, Democratising the State? Manchester, Manchester University Press pp. 15-39 ISBN 0 7190 5978 X

'The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights: A Gender Perspective'(with Sharmishta Barwa) 2002, in Peter Newell, Shirin M. Rai and Andrew Scott (eds.) Development and the Challenge of Globalisation pp 41-56. ISBN 1 85339 492 0

'Development and the Challenge of Globalisation'(with Peter Newell and Andrew Scott), 2002, in Peter Newell, Shirin M. Rai and Andrew Scott (eds.) Development and the Challenge of Globalisation pp 1-26

'Gender and Political Representation' 2002 in Vandana Desai and Robert B. Potter (eds.) The Companion to Development Studies, London, Arnold  ISBN 0 340 76051 6 (pbk)  pp. 356-360

'Politics and the State: Overview' in Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, New York, Routledge, ISBN 0 415 92091 4, pp. 1569-1573

'Global Social Movements' (with Robin Cohen), in R. Cohen and S.Rai (eds.)  Global Social Movements, 2000 ISBN 0 485 00419 4, 0 485 00615 4 (pbk) pp. 1-17

'Democratising the Indian Parliament: the 'Reservation for Women' Debate' in S.Rai, (ed.) International Perspectives on Gender and Democratisation, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2000, ISBN 0-333-75004-7, 0-333-75005-5 (pbk) pp. 149-165
[Translated into Hindi : 2001,  Naarivadi Rajniti: Sunghursh aiynv Mudde (eds.) Sadhna Arya, Nivedita Menon, Jini Lokneeta, University of Delhi Press, pp. 335-372]

'Globalisation, Fragmentation and the State' 1999, in H. Afshar and S. Barrientos, (ed.) Globalisation and Fragmentation, Basingstoke, Macmillan, ISBN 0 333 73927 2, pp. 18-37

'Women in the Indian Parliament' 1998, in A. Karam (ed.) Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers, Stockholm, IDEA, ISBN 91-89098-19-6, ISSN 1402-6759, pp. 115-124

'Women in the Indian Parliament' 1997, in A.M.Goetz  (ed.) Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development, London, Zed Press, ISBN 1 85649 525 6, 1 85649 526 4 (pbk) pp. 104-122

'Women, Representation and Good Government: Perspectives on India and Chile', 1996, in Julio Faundez(ed.), Good Government and the Law, Basingstoke, MacMillan,  ISBN 0 312 16473 4 pp. 259-273

'Gender and Democratisation in the Third World: ambiguity and opportunity' 1996, in Robin Luckham and Gordon White (eds.) Democratisation in the South: The Jagged Wave, Manchester, Manchester University Press pp.220-242, ISBN 0 7190 4941 5, 0 7190 4942 3 (pbk).

Various contributions to the Dictionary of Politics ed. lain McLean, Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-285288-4

'Women and the State in the Third World' 1995 in Haleh Afshar (ed.) Women in Third World Politics, London, Routledge pp ISBN 0-415-13853-1 (hbk), 0-415-13861-2 (pbk).

'Gender in China' in Robert Benewick and Paul Wingrove (eds.), China in the 1990s, London, MacMillan, 1995, pp.181-192, ISBN 0-333-60137-8, 0-333-60138-6 (pbk).

'Between Feminism and Orientalism' 1993, (co-authored with Joanna Liddle) in Mary Kennedy, Cathy Lubelska, and Val Walsh (eds.)  Making Connections: Women's Studies, Women's Movements, Women's Lives , Taylor and Francis, pp. 11-23, ISBN 0-7484-0098-2.

'Watering Another Man's Garden': Gender, Employment, and Educational Reforms in China', (1992) in Rai, Shirin, Hilary Pilkington and Annie Phizacklea (eds.) Women in the Face of Change: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and China, London, Routledge, pp.20-40, ISBN 0-415-07540-8, 0-415-07541-6 (pbk).