Brenna Bhandar

Lecturer, University of Kent Law School
Prior to the PhD Brenna practiced law briefly in Canada. Her reseach interests lie in the areas of indigenous rights, post-colonial and critical legal theories, theories of recognition, and property law. Her current research is in the area of biotechnological forms of property and processes of propertisation.

Stewart Motha

Lecturer in Law
email: s.motha@kent.ac.uk
tel: (+44) (0)1227 827112
fax: (+44) (0)1227 827831
BA LLB (Hons.), Macquarie University, Sydney,1993; LLM ( Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, 1996; Ph.D, Birkbeck, University of London, 2005.

Previously, Associate to Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, 1994-5, Lecturer in Law, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1997; Legal Officer, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, South Australia, 1998; Lecturer in Public Law and Regulation, Lancaster University, 2003; joined Kent Law School in 2004.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Land Law, Legal Theory.

Sovereignty, Postcolonial theory, indigenous land rights and self-determination, law and war, social movements, globalization, theories of democracy, political philosophy.

Refereed Publications
Edited Book
S. Motha (ed.) (2007) Democracy’s Empire: Sovereignty, Law and Violence (Blackwell, London). ISBN: 9781405163132
Also published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Law and Society, (2007) Vol: 34/1 pp. 1-161, ISSN: 0263-323X.

Edited Journal Special Issue
S. Motha (ed.) (2002) (with C. Perrin), “Deposing Sovereignty after Mabo”, Special Issue of the Journal Law and Critique, Vol: 13(3). pp. 231-338. ISSN: 0957-8536
Journal Articles
S. Motha, (2007) “Veiled Women and the Affect of Religion in Democracy” Vol: 34/1 Journal of Law and Society 138 – 161. ISSN: 0263-323X. ACCESS FULL TEXT.
S. Motha, (2005) “The Failure of Postcolonial Sovereignty in Australia” Vol: 22 Australian Feminist Law Journal 107 – 125. ISSN: 1320-0968. ACCESS FULL TEXT.
S. Motha, (2003) (with T. Zartaloudis), “Law, Ethics and the Utopian End of Human Rights” 12(2) Social and Legal Studies. (Article length review of C. Douzinas, The End of Human Rights. 2000, Hart Publishing). pp. 243-68. ISSN: 0964 6639 (033089)
S. Motha, (2002) “The Sovereign Event in a Nation’s Law” 13 Law and Critique 311-338. ISSN: 0957-8536
S. Motha, (1998) “Mabo: Encountering the Epistemic Limit of the Recognition ‘Difference’” 7 Griffith Law Review 79–96.
Book Chapters
S. Motha, (2007) “Reconciliation as Domination” in Scott Veitch (ed.) Law and the Politics of Reconciliation (Ashgate) pp. 69-93 ISBN: 978-0-7546-4924-3.
S. Motha (2007) in press, “Spectres of Communism in Post-apartheid South Africa” in K. van Marle and W. le Roux (eds) Post-apartheid Fragments (Pretoria: UNISA Press).
S. Motha, (2006) “Guantanamo Bay, ‘Abandoned Being’, and the Constitution of Jurisdiction” in Shaun McVeigh (ed.) Jurisprudence of Jurisdiction (Routledge, London). pp. 63-83, ISBN: 1-84472-032-2.
S. Motha (2006), “Soberanía ‘Postcolonial’ y el Evento de la Pluralidad” [Spanish Translation of “‘Postcolonial’ Sovereignty and the Event of Plurality”] in Correas, Oscar (coordinator) Pluralismo Jurídico. Nuevos Horizontes, , en coedicióne entre la Editorial Coyoacan de la Ciudad de México y la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.
S. Motha, “The Political Theology of Democracy”, commissioned article for the Journal of Law, Culture and Humanities, publication in January, 2008.
S. Motha, “From Ubuntu to a Jurisprudence of Sacrifice in Post-Apartheid South Africa”
Book Review
S.Motha, “A Methodology for Research on Colonised Peoples and the Law” (1998) 11 Australian Feminist Law Journal. Review of Jeannine Purdy, Common Law and Colonised Peoples: Studies in Trinidad and Western Australia’. (1997, Ashgate). pp. 173 – 181.

Peter Fitzpatrick

Peter Fitzpatrick is currently Anniversary Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, Honorary Professor of Law in the University of Kent, and Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick. In 2007 he was awarded the James Boyd White Prize by The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities. He has taught at universities in Europe, North America and Papua New Guinea and published many books on legal philosophy, law and social theory, law and racism, and imperialism, the most recent one being Modernism and the Grounds of Law (Cambridge). Outside the academy he has been in an international legal practice and was also in the Prime Minister’s Office in Papua New Guinea for several years.

Anindita Pujari

Phd Researcher at CSLG, JNU

Sylvia Vatuk

November 2007


Department of Anthropology (m\c 027)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Education: 1970 PhD Harvard University
1958 MA University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies
1955 BA Cornell University

Major Academic Positions:

2002-present Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1970-2002 Assistant, Associate & Professor of Anthropology, UIC
1965-69 Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State College at Hayward

Major Fellowships and Grants (since 1998):

2005-06 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship
2001 (Fall) American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship
2000 (April) British Academy Visiting Professorship, Institute for Commonwealth Studies, London
1999-00 UIC Institute for the Humanities Fellowship
1998-99 U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Fellowship



1972 Kinship and Urbanization: White Collar Migrants in North India. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Articles (since 1990)

In Press “Summary of the Developments in Hindu, Muslim and Other Laws Related to Marriage, from 1771 to the Present.” Encyclopedia of Women in World History. New York: Oxford University Press.
In press “Islamic Feminism in India? Indian Muslim Women Activists and the Reform of Muslim Person Law.” Special Issue, F. Osella and C. Osella, eds., Modern Asian Studies 42.
In Press “A Rallying Cry for Muslim Personal Law: The Shah Bano Case and its Aftermath.” IN Islam in India in Practice, Barbara Metcalf, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
2008 “Divorce at the Wife’s Initiative in Muslim Personal Law: What are the Options and What are Their Implications for Women’s Welfare?” IN Redefining Family Law in India: Essays in Honour of B. Sivaramayya, pp. 200-235. Archana Parashar & Amita Dhanda, eds. London and New Delhi: Routledge.
2007 “The ‘Cancer of Dowry’ in Indian Muslim Marriages: Themes in the Popular Rhetoric from the South Indian Muslim Press.” IN Living With Secularism: The Destiny of India's Muslims, Mushirul Hasan, ed. pp. 155-176. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors.
2006 “Bharattee’s Death: Domestic Slave-Women in Nineteenth-Century Madras.” IN Slavery and South Asian History, Indrani Chatterjee & Richard Eaton, eds. pp. 210-233. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
2006 “Domestic Violence and Marital Breakdown in India: A View from the Family Courts.” IN Culture, Power, and Agency: Gender in Indian Ethnography, Lina Fruzzetti & Sirpa Tenhunen, eds. pp. 204-226. Calcutta: Stree.
2005 “Moving the Courts: Muslim women and Personal Law.” IN The Diversity of Muslim Women’s Lives in India. Zoya Hasan & Ritu Menon, eds. pp. 18-58. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

2005 “Muslim Women and Personal Law” IN In a Minority: Essays on Muslim Women in India. Zoya Hasan & Ritu Menon, eds. pp. 18-68. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
2004 “Hamara Daur-i Hayat: An Indian Muslim Woman Writes her Life.” IN Telling Lives in India: Biography, Autobiography, and the Life History. David Arnold and Stuart Blackburn, eds. pp. 144-174. New Delhi: Permanent Black and Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
2004 “‘The Family’: A Contested Concept in Early-Nineteenth-Century Madras.” IN Unfamiliar Relations: Family and History in South Asia, Indrani Chatterjee, ed. Pp. 161-191. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press and Delhi: Permanent Black.
2003 “Muslim Women in the Indian Family Courts: A Report from Chennai.” IN Divorce and Remarriage among Muslims in India, I. Ahmad, ed. Pp. 137-160. New Delhi: Manohar
2003 “Credit System (Women's Private Banking in Rural India).” IN South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia, P. J. Claus and M. A. Mills, eds.
P. 130. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.
2002 “Older Women, Past and Present, in an Indian Muslim Family.” IN Thinking Social Science in India: Essays in Honour of Alice Thorner, S. Patel. J. Bagchi and K. Raj, eds. Pp. 247-263. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
2001 “‘Where Will She Go? What Will She Do?’ Paternalism Toward Women in the Administration of Muslim Personal Law in Contemporary India.” IN Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment, G. J. Larson, ed. Pp. 226-238. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
2000 “Epilogue.” IN Culture, Creation and Procreation: Concepts of Kinship in South Asian Practice, A. Rao and M. Bock, eds. Pp. 357-366. London: Berghahn.

1999 “Shurreef, Herklots, Crooke, and Qanoon-e-Islam: Constructing an Ethnography of 'the Moosulmans of India'.” South Asia Research 19:5-28.
1999 “Family Biographies as Sources for an Historical Anthropology of Muslim Women's Lives in Nineteenth-Century South India.” IN The Resources of History: Tradition, Narration and Nation in South Asia, J. Assayag, ed. Études Thematiques 8:153-172. Paris and Pondichery: Écôle française d'Extrême Orient and Institut français de Pondichery
1996 “Migration and the Elderly.” IN Meeting the Challenges of Ageing Populations in the Developing World, J. Calleja, ed., Proceedings of an Experts' Group Meeting, 23-25 October 1995, pp. 85-99. Valleta: United Nations International Institute on Ageing.
1996 “The Art of Dying in Hindu India.” IN Facing Death: Where Culture, Religion, and Medicine Meet, H. M. Spiro, M. G. M. Curnen, and L. P. Wandel, eds. Pp. 121-128. New Haven: Yale University Press.
1996 “Identity and Difference or Equality and Inequality in South Asian Muslim Society.” IN Caste Today, C. Fuller, ed. Pp. 227-262. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
1995 “The Indian Woman in Later Life: Some Social and Cultural Considerations.” IN Women's Health in India, M. Das Gupta, T. N. Krishnan and L. C. Chen, eds. Pp. 289-306. Delhi and New York: Oxford University Press.
1994 “Schooling for What? The Cultural and Social Context of Women's Education in a South Indian Muslim Family.” IN Women, Education, and Family Structure in India, C. C. Mukhopadhyay and S. Seymour, eds. Pp. 135-164. Boulder: Westview Press.
1992 “Forms of Address in North India: The Family Domain.” IN Concepts of Person, 2nd ed., A. Ostor, S. Barnett, and L. Fruzzetti, eds. Pp. 56-98. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

1992 “Sexuality and the Middle-Aged Woman in South Asia.” IN In Her Prime: New Views of Middle-Aged Women, 2nd rev. ed., V. Kerns and J. K. Brown, eds. Pp. 155-170. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
1990 "’To Be a Burden on Others’: Dependency Anxiety among the Elderly in India.” IN Divine Passions: The Social Construction of Emotion in India, O. M. Lynch, ed. Pp. 64-88. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
1990 “The Cultural Construction of Shared Identity: A South Indian Muslim Family History.” IN P. Werbner, ed., Person, Myth and Society in South Asian Islam. Special Issue, Social Analysis 28:114-131.

Shomona Khanna

Shomona Khanna is a lawyer and researcher in Delhi

Uma Chakravarti

Feminist Historian, Delhi

Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is at the Center for Policy Research


Associate Professor of International Law
Centre for International Legal Studies
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067

Tony Blackshield

In the 1960s, Tony Blacksheild was a lecturer, and later a senior lecturer, in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Sydney, where he worked with Julius Stone (and Upendra Baxi). In the 1970s he was one of the original founding faculty members at the newly-established Law School at the University of New South Wales, where he became an Associate Professor. In the 1980s he was Professor of Legal Studies in the interdisiplinary School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University, in Melbourne. In the 1990s he was Professor of Law at Macquarie University, Sydney. He retired in 1999. He is the co-author (together with George Williams) of the leading casebook on Australian constitutional law: Australian Constitutional Law & Theory: Commentary and Materials (4th edition 2006). In 1966 he was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Indian Law Institute, where he was recognised as an honorary professor. His article on amendment of the Fundamental Rights, published in (1966) 8 Journal of the Indian Law Institute 139, was used in argument in Golak Nath v State of Punjab, AIR 1967 SC 1643.

Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne

Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne, School of Law, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - r.desilva@griffith.edu.au to the Law and Social Sciences Research Network.
Roshan joined the Law School from the University of East London (UK) in 2001. He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London in 1990 and completed his London LLM in 1992. He received his doctorate from the University of Kent in Canterbury in 1999. His research interests lie in the field of law and social theory, with particular reference to the relationship between law, colonialism, and the postcolonial, and he has published articles in Social and Legal Studies, Law/Text/Culture, the Griffith Law Review, and Social Identites. He has published a number of articles on the relationship between Buddhism, law and identity in Sri Lanka using phenomenological, deconstructive and psychoanalytical perspectives. In 2003 he finished co-editing a special issue of the Griffith Law Review on Tracking the Postcolonial in Law. He has been asked to write entries on Sri Lanka and Buddhist Law in South Asia for the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Legal History. In addition he is currently working on a book on Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and is also working on a book proposal with John Strawson (of the University of East London, U.K) on Postcolonial Legality.

Since 1997 Roshan has also undertaken two major consultancies with leading law firms in London. Between 1997-2000 he was commissioned to write a report on Sri Lanka in relation to a shipping arbitration. In addition in 1999 he was asked to provide a country report on Sri Lanka to a London law firm in relation to an Asian Development Bank project. He is also an active participant in debates about peace process in Sri Lanka and in 2006 attended a conference in Zurich sponsored by the Berghoff Foundation. To this end Roshan has also a number of journalistic pieces on the peace process in Sri Lanka for papers in both Sri Lanka and the U.K.

Current Research:
Roshan is currently contracted with Routledge for a book on Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Roshan is also working on a journal article on Islam and community.

Vrinda Grover

Vrinda Grover, lawyer and researcher, New Delhi

Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh

Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh graduated from the National Law School, Bangalore, and has a M.Res (Masters in Research ) from Birkbeck College. She worked at the Majlis Legal centre as a practising lawyer, between 2003 and 2005, litigating on issues of conjugality, sexuality and women's economic rights and has been working as an independent human rights lawyer/researcher in Delhi since 2006.

Arun Thiruvengadam

Arun Thiruvengadam is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, National
University of Singapore. He obtained his formal legal education from the
National Law School, Bangalore (B.A., LL.B (Hons.), 1995; LL.M, 2001) and New
York University School of Law (LL.M, 2002, J.S.D., 2007). After completing his
undergraduate education in 1995, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice A.M.
Ahmadi at the Supreme Court of India for eighteen months. Between 1997 and 1999,
he practiced in the fields of administrative, constitutional and commercial law
before the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. He has been a
Research and Teaching Fellow at the National Law School (1999-2001), as well as
at the Global Public Service Law Project at NYU School of Law (2003-05).

The areas in which he has research and teaching interests are: comparative
constitutional theory and practice; Constitutional and administrative law in
India; law and development; and legal education. In recent years, he has
presented academic papers at conferences/seminars at the following venues: the
Faculty of Law, McGill University; the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London; and at the Faculties of law at the Universities of
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Toronto and Kyushu. In 2007, he undertook stints as
Visiting Professor twice, and taught intensive courses on constitutional theory
and Indian constitutionalism at the National University of Juridical Sciences,
Kolkata and at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Srimati Basu

Srimati Basu is an Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, USA. My research interests are in gender and law, governance, property and violence against women. Her publications include 'She Comes to Take her Rights: Indian Women, Property and Propriety' (SUNY Press, 1999) and 'Issues in Indian Feminism: Dowry and Inheritance' (Women Unlimited, 2005).

Elisabeth Hilbink

Elisabeth Hilbink
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota
1414 Social Sciences Building
267 - 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lawrence Liang

Lawrence Liang, Alternative Law Forum,
Researcher interested in law and culture. I have been working on the
politics of intellectual property, and on issues of law and cinema.

Sundhya Pahuja

Sundhya Pahuja is an Associate Professor at the Law School, University of Melbourne and the Co-Director of the Law and Development research Programme at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities. Her research focuses on Public International Law, International Economic Law, Development and legal theory, including postcolonial, political-economic and post-structural theory.

Miyamoto, Takashi

Miyamoto, Takashi

Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
the University of Tokyo.
Ph.D. candidate in area studies (South Asia).


Department of Area and International Studies, Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
M.A. in area studies (South Asia), 2006.

Department of South and West Asian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
B.A. in area studies (South Asia), 2004.

Carolyn Penfold

Carolyn Penfold is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Carolyn currently teaches and researches in labour law, and is particularly interested in the effects on labour law of globalisation and the growth of the services economy. Carolyn has bachelor degrees in Arts (politics) and Law from the Australian National University, and Masters degrees in Education and Law from the University of New South Wales.

Mayur Suresh

Mayur Suresh, is a researcher at the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.

Rubya Mehdi

Rubya Mehdi is associate Research Professor at Carsten Niebuhr Institute University of Copenhagen. Her field of research is Islamic law and South Asia. Dr Mehdi has written several articles and books. Central books on the issue "Islamization of Laws in Pakistan" Curzen Press and "Gender and Property law in Pakistan" DJØF Publishing Copenhagen.

Julia Eckert

Julia Eckert is Associate Professor at the Max Planck Institute for
Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany where she heads the research
group ‘Law against the State’ which examines the juridification of
protest and the globalisation of transnational legal norms. Her research
interests are in legal anthropology, conflict theory, the anthropology
of the modern state, and the anthropology of security. She is currently
writing a book on the police in Bombay focusing on everyday conflicts
over norms of justice, citizenship and authority. Among her publications
on this research are "The Trimurti of the State" in: Sociologus 2005;
"From Subject to Citizen: Legalism from Below and the Homogenisation of
the Legal Sphere" in: Journal of Legal Pluralism, 2006. Her work on a
Hindu-nationalist movement in India resulted in her book "The Charisma
of Direct Action" (Oxford University Press, 2003). Other than India, she
conducted research in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. She was a researcher
at the German Institute for international pedagogical research,
Frankfurt am Main, and lecturer at the Humboldt University, Berlin and
the Free University of Berlin from where she holds a PhD.

Mathew John

Mathew John is a doctoral candidate at the law department, London School of Economics and Political Science who is working on aspects of
Constitutional Secularism in India at present.

Dolly Kikon

Dolly Kikon grew up in Nagaland, India. She briefly practiced law in India
(2000 - 2002), before obtaining an MPhil in social science from Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. She has worked as a
human rights activist and a researcher in the past. Her research
interests include, human rights, the indigenous question, property
regimes, and citizenship. Currently she is a PhD student at the
Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.

Philippe Cullet

Philippe Cullet is a Reader in Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where he teaches environmental law and intellectual property. He is also the Managing Director of the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Environment and Development (LEAD-journal.org), a peer-reviewed online journal available at www.lead-journal.org.He studied law at the University of Geneva and King's College London (LLM), development studies at SOAS (MA) and went on to receive his doctoral degree in international environmental law from Stanford Law School, Stanford University. He is the author of Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development (New Delhi: Butterworths, 2005), and the editor of The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). He is currently writing a book entitled Water, Law and Development in the context of Water Sector Reforms in India (forthcoming 2009).

Nandan Nawn

Nandan Nawn has completed his masters and M.Phil from CESP, JNU.
He joined NUJS in 2001. He teaches two compulsory
papers on economics. The first one is on principles of
economics (mainly microeconomics) and the second one
on problems of Indian economy with additional modules
on basic macroeconomics and international trade. He
also offer two optional courses on Law and Economics,
and Ecology, Policy and Law.

Anuvinda Vareky

Anuvinda Vareky is an advocate practicing at the district courts of Delhi.

Sanghamitra Padhy

Sangha Padhy is a Candidate for Ph. D. in Political Science at the University of Southern California. She is specialized in Public Law, Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Environmental Policy, and Asian Studies, with an emphasis on research and teaching. Her research and teaching interests in Political Science build on interdisciplinary and qualitative studies. She has been a teaching assistant at University of Southern California for courses in Law and Public Policy, International Law and Human Rights; she has led discussions and lectured on Environmental Human Rights. She has taught undergraduate Political Science courses as a lecturer at Gargi College, Delhi University in India. She has recently worked as a researcher and writer on democracy and human rights issues in Asia at Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Judicial Reform Foundation in Taiwan. Her publications include From Green Bench to Green Courts: Executive and Judicial Battles over Environment and Secularism and Justice: A Case Study of Indian Supreme Court Judgments, published in leading Indian journals and presented at American Political Science Association, Mid-West and Law and Society Association.

Michel Troper

Michel Troper, Professeur émérite à l’université de Paris X-Nanterre

Bronwen Morgan

Bronwen Morgan is Professor of Socio-legal Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. She was previously Harold Woods Research Fellow in Law at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies and Wadham College, University of Oxford (2002-2005), and Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford (1999-2001). She holds a Ph.D. (2000) from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Department at the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree (1991) and B.A. in English and French Literature (1988) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the political economy of regulatory reform, the intersection between regulation and social and economic human rights, and global governance. Her 2003 monograph Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition was awarded the Hart Socio-Legal Prize for Early Career Academics in 2004. The book traces the ways in which economic rationality increasingly shapes both regulatory governance and collective identity, using Australian regulatory reform policy as a case study. Her current research explores globalised struggles over socio-economic rights that revolve around axes of conflict between national and local control, and between market efficiency and human rights. She recently completed a project focusing on private sector participation in water delivery to households, its consequences and the patterns of social protest it generates in six different national contexts. Recent publications appear in Social and Legal Studies, the Journal of Consumer Policy, the European Journal of International Law and edited volumes including Making Global Self-Regulation Effective in Developing Countries ( eds Brown and Woods, Oxford University Press 2007); Consumption and Citizenship (ed Trentmann and Soper, Palgrave 2007); Governance and Consumption: Agency and Resistance (eds Bevir and Trentmann, Palgrave 2007), Public Accountability, (ed. Michael Dowdle, Cambridge University Press 2006) and Institutions and Public Law: Comparative Approaches (eds. Tom Ginsburg and Robert Kagan, Peter Lang 2005).