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General Resources for Asia

Abou-Zeid, G. 2006. ‘The Arab region: women’s access to the decision-making process across the Arab Nation’, in Dahlerup, D. (ed.) Women, Quotas and Politics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 168-193.

Ballington, J. and Dahlerup, D. 2006. ‘Gender quotas in post-conflict states: East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq’, in Dahlerup, D. (ed.) Women, Quotas and Politics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 249-258.

Rai, S.H., et al. 2006. ‘South Asia: gender quotas and the politics of empowerment – a comparative study’, in Dahlerup, D. (ed.) Women, Quotas and Politics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 222-245.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2000. Human Development Report, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Khalil, A. 2004. ‘Women Call for Equal Representation’, Women’s E-News, 2 June.
Online. Available at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/1703/context/archive

Ottaway, M. 2004. ‘Women’s Rights and Democracy in the Arab World’, Carnegie Papers Middle East Series, no. 42, Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International

Whittington, S. ‘UN Goals for Gender Mainstreaming’, paper presented at the conference: Women and Post-War Reconstruction: Strategies for Implementation of Democracy Building Policies, Florida International University, Miami, March 2004.

Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) 2004. Faces: Women as Partners in Peace and Security, New York: OSAGI.

United National Development Programme (UNDP) 2003. Arab Human Development
Report 2003.

Reilly, B. 2003. ‘International Electoral Assistance: A Review of Donor Activities and Lessons Learned’, Working Paper 17, The Hague: Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’.

Chinkin, C. ‘Peace Agreements as a Means for Promoting Gender Equality and
Ensuring Participation of Women’, paper presented at UN Expert Group Meeting, Ottawa, November 2003.

Rai, S.M. 2002. Gender and the Political Economy of Development, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Parpart, J.L., Rai, S.M. and Staudt, K.A. (eds) 2002. Rethinking Empowerment Gender and Development in a Global/Local World, London: Routledge.

United National Development Programme (UNDP) 2002. Arab Human Development Report: Creating Opportunities of Future Generations.

World Fact Book. 2002. www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook

Baviskar, B.S. 2002. ‘Including the Excluded, Empowering the Powerless’, Sociological bulletin, 51, 2: 168–74.

Bayes, Jane H. & Nayereh Tohidi (eds). 2001. Globalization, Gender, and Religion. The Politics of Women's Rights in Catholic and Muslim Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan.

Joseph & Susan Slymovics. 2001. Women and Power in the Middle East. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania.

Rai, S.M. (ed.) 2000. International Perspectives on Gender and Democratisation, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Kabeer, N. 1999. ‘Resources, Agency, Achievements: Reflections on the Measurement of Women’s Empowerment’, Development and Change, 30: 435–64.

Yuval-Davis, N. and Pnina, W. 1999. Women, Citizenship and Difference, London: Zed Books.

Lister, R. 1997. Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives, London: Palgrave.

Young, M.I. 1997. ‘Unruly Categories: A Critique of Nancy Fraser’s Dual Systems Theory’, New Left Review, 222: 147–60.

Goetz, A. 1997. Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development, London: Zed Books.

Coole, D. 1996. ‘Is class a difference that makes a difference?’, Radical Philosophy, issue 77, May/June.

Fraser, N. 1995. ‘From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a ‘Poststructuralist’ Age’, New Left Review, 212: 68–93.

Kabeer, N. 1995. ‘Targeting women or transforming institutions? Policy lessons from NGO anti-poverty efforts’, Development and Practice, 5, 2: 108–16.

Phillips, A. 1995. The Politics of Presence, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kabeer, N. 1994. Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought, London: Verso.

Bystendinzky, J.M. (ed.) 1992. Women Transforming Politics: Worldwide Strategies for Empowerment, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Pathak, Z. and Sudarajan, R. 1992. ‘Shahbano’ in J. Butler and J.W. Scott (eds) Feminists Theorize the Political, London: Routledge.

UNIFEM East and South East Asia, http://www.unifem-eseasia.org/

Online Women in Politics, www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), www.ipu.org

Arab Election Law, www.arabelectionlaw.net

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) http://www.ipu.org/

Socialist International Women. ‘The Quota System. http://www.socintwomen.org.uk/QUOTA/QUOTAEng1.html

Other links

Inter-Parliamentary Union. http://www.ipu.org/

Inter-Parliamentary Union. "Women in National Parliaments: Situation as of 25 September" 2000." http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Women's Environment and Development Organization, www.wedo.org

Online Women in Politics, www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org

Note: The sources and additional reading indicated above are mostly only available in English. We welcome recommendations of additional sources in other languages.