Rankin, K. N. 2004. The Cultural Politics of Markets: Economic Liberalization and Social Change in Nepal. Pluto Press and University of Toronto Press. Order here.


Rankin, K.N., Nightingale, A.J., Hamal, P. and Sigdel, T. (forthcoming). ‘The Politics of Post-Conflict Transition in Nepal’s Agrarian Districts,’ Journal of Peasant Studies.

Nightingale, A.J., Bhattarai, A., Ojha, H.R., Sigdel, T., and Rankin, K. (forthcoming). ‘Fragmented Public Authority and State Un/making in the ‘New’ Republic of Nepal,’ Modern Asian Studies.

McLean, H. and Rankin, K. N. 2015. Inner-Suburban Neighbourhoods, Activist Research, and the Social Space of the Commercial Street, ACME 14(4): 1283-1308.

Rankin, K. N. and H. McLean. 2015. ‘Governing the commercial streets of the city: New terrains of disinvestment and gentrification in Toronto’s inner suburbs’, Antipode 47(1): 216-239.

Nightingale, A. J. and K. N. Rankin. 2014. ‘Political Transformations: Collaborative Feminist Scholarship in Nepal,’ special issue on ‘Gender in the Himalaya’ in Himalaya 34(1): 105-117.

Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘A Critical Geography of Poverty Finance,’ Third World Quarterly 34(4): 551-572.

Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘Polanyian Pedagogies in Planning and Economic Geography,’ Environment and Planning A 45: 1650-1655.

Rankin, K. 2011. ‘Assemblage and the Politics of Thick Description,’ City 15(5): 671-677.

Rankin, K. N. and J. Delaney. 2011. ‘Community BIAs as Practices of Assemblage: Contingent Politics in the Neoliberal City,’ Environment and Planning A 43:1363-1380.

Mazer, K. and K.N. Rankin. 2011. ‘The Social Space of Gentrification: Limits to Neighborhood Accessibility in Toronto’s Downtown West,’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29(5): 822 – 839.

Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Toward a more ambitious role for economic geography in response to the Global Financial Crisis’, Dialogues in Human Geography 1(1), 26-28.

Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Reflexivity and post-colonial critique: Toward an ethics of accountability in planning praxis,’ Planning Theory 9(3): 1-19.

Rankin, K. N. 2009. ‘Planning praxis and critical development studies,’ City 13(2-3): 216-226.

Rankin, K. N. 2008. ‘Manufacturing rural finance in Vietnam: Contested governance, market societies, entrepreneurial subjects,’ Geoforum 39(6): 1965-1977.

Shakya, Y. B. and K. N. Rankin. 2008. ‘The Politics of Subversion in Development Practice: Microfinance in Nepal and Vietnam,’ Journal of Development Studies 44(8): 1214-1235.

Goonewardena, K. and K. N. Rankin. 2004. ‘The Desire Called Civil Society: A Contribution to the Critique of a Bourgeois Category,’ Planning Theory 3(2): 117-149.

Goonewardena, K., K. N. Rankin and S. Weinstock. 2004. ‘Diversity and Planning Education: A Canadian Perspective,’ Canadian Planning and Policy [a joint initiative of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), formerly a CJUR supplement] 13:1 Supplement 2004: 1-27.

Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Anthropologies and Geographies of Globalization,’ Progress in Human Geography 27(6): 708-734.

Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Cultures of Economies: Gender and Socio-Spatial Change in Nepal,’ Gender, Place and Culture 10(2): 111-129.

Rankin, K. N. 2002. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ Journal of Feminist Economics 8(1): 1-24. [Reprinted in Jude Fernando, ed., 2006. Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of Empowerment (London: Routledge), pp. 89-111.

Mayer, M. and K. N. Rankin. 2002. ‘Social Capital and (Community) Development: a North/South perspective,’ Antipode 34(4): 804-808.

Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Governing Development: Neoliberalism, Microcredit, and Rational Economic Woman,’ Economy and Society 30(1): 18-37.

Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Planning and the Politics of Social Needs: Lessons from Financial Market Regulation in Nepal,’ International Planning Studies 6(1): 89-102.

Henders, S. J., et al. [8 co-authors]. 2001. ‘Democracy and Identity Conflicts in Asia: Identifying the Issues for Canada and Multilateral Institutions’, Canadian Foreign Policy 9(1): 55-66.

Rankin, K. N. 1996. ‘Planning for Equity: Ethical Principles from Newar Representations of Finance,’ Studies in Nepali History and Society 1(2): 395-421.


Ninglekhu, S. and Rankin, K. N. (forthcoming). ‘The Urban Poor: The Urban Majority and Everyday Life,’ pp. 260-275) in Bain, A. and Peake, L., eds., Globalization in an Urban Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rankin, K. N. and K. Kamizaki. 2015. ‘Commercial gentrification on the streets of Toronto’s neighborhoods,’ pp. 140-169 in Kasinitz, P., Xiangming, C., Zukin, S., eds., Global Cities, Local Streets, New York: Routledge.

Nightingale, A. J. and Rankin, K. N. 2015. ‘The Challenges for Adaptation to Climate Change in Nepal: social marginalisation and contentious politics,’ pp. 53-64 in Shrestha, K, Ojha, H, McManus, P, Rubbo, A, Dhote, K, eds Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice, and Research in the Age of Climate Change. New York: Routledge.

Rankin, K.N. 2012. ‘Economic Geographies of Global Governance: Rules, rationalities, and ‘relational comparisons’, pp. 307-323. In Barnes T, Sheppard E, Peck J, eds, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell.

Rankin, K. N. 2012. ‘The Praxis of Planning and Contributions of Critical Development Studies’, pp. 102-116. In Brenner N, Marcuse P and Mayer M, eds, Cities for People, Not for Profit. New York: Routledge.

Rankin K. N. 2009. ‘Globalization, Cultural’, pp. 570-580. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 4. Oxford: Elsevier.

Ninglekhu, S. and K. N. Rankin, 2008, ‘Neighborhood Associations as Civic Space in Kathmandu: Progressive and Regressive Possibilities,’ pp. 151-174. In Amrita Daniere and Michael Douglass (eds.), The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities. New York: Routledge.

Rankin, K. N. and Y. B. Shakya, 2007, ‘Neoliberalising the Grassroots: Microfinance and the Politics of Development in Nepal,’ pp. 48-76. In Kim England and Kevin Ward (eds.), Neo-liberalisation: Networks, States, Peoples. Oxford: Blackwell.

Rankin, K.N, 2006. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ pp. 89-111. In Jude Fernando, (ed.), Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of Empowerment. London: Routledge.

Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Neoliberalism and Newar Economics of Practice: Gender and the Politics of Consciousness in a Nepalese Merchant Community,’ pp. 127-146. In Gracia Clark (ed.), Gender and Economic Life, in the series Monographs in Economic Anthropology. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Rankin, K. N. and K. Goonewardena. 2003. ‘The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Asia: Democracy Beyond Democracy,’ pp. 95-116. In Susan Henders (ed.), Identity and Ethnic Conflict in Asia. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield. 

Rankin, K. N. 1999. ‘The Predicament of Labor: Kamaiya Practices and the Ideology of Freedom,’ pp. 27-45. In H. Skar (ed.), Nepal: Tharu and Tarai Neighbors. Biblioteca Himalayica Series III, Volume 16, ed. H.K. Kuloy. Kathmandu: Biblioteca Himalayica.


Silvey, R. and K.N. Rankin. 2012. ‘Historical Ethnography and Critical Development Studies in Geography: A Dialogue,’ Review symposium in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(2): 499-500.

Rankin, K.N. 2012. ‘Subalterneity, Ethnography, and Praxis,’ Review symposium in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(2): 508-510.

Rankin, K.N. 2012. ‘Pedagogy, Critique and the Politics of Double Agency in Poverty Capital,’ Review symposium in Antipode  44(2): 522-528.

Rankin, K.N. 2010. ‘Pedagogical contributions and challenges in The Will to Improve,’ Review symposium in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(1): 6-8.

Rankin, K. N. 2007. Review of The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (edited by Marc Edelman and Angelique Haugerud), Progress in Human Geography 31(6): 853-855.

Rankin, K. N. 2005. Review of High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists (by Kenneth M. Bauer), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (formerly Man), 11(2), 384-385.

Rankin, K. N. 2005. Review of The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture (edited by Setha Lowe and Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga), Progress in Human Geography, 29(1): 107-108.

Rankin, K. N. 2004. Review of Gender, Development and Globalization (by Lourdes Benería), Journal of the American Planning Association 70(4): 493-4.

Rankin, K. N. 1994. ‘Review of Mutual Regards: America and Nepal Seen through Each Other’s Eyes,’ (co-authored by S.M. Tamang, B.B. Tamang, D.H. Holmberg and K.S. March), Contributions to Nepalese Studies 21(1): 131-135.


Rankin, K. N., Kamazaki, K. and McLean, H. 2013. ‘The State of Business in Mount Dennis’, West-End Local Economic Development (WELED), http://www.weled.ca/.

Nightingale, A. and K. N. Rankin. 2012. ‘Peace Building from the Grassroots? The practices and challenges of local democracy in Nepal,’ Landscapes of Democracy: the cultural politics of governance in Nepal, Briefing Note 2, January 2012, http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/anightin/Landscapes/.

Nightingale, A. and K. N. Rankin. 2009. ‘How is democratic governance understood and performed in local communities in Nepal?,’ Landscapes of Democracy: the cultural politics of governance in Nepal, Briefing Note, March 2009, http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/anightin/Landscapes/.

Rankin, K. N. 1995. ‘Social Soundness Analysis for Women’s Participation in Market Access for Rural Development,’ paper submitted to USAID/Nepal, published as a special report, 1995, 36 pp.

Rankin, K. N. 1991. Choosing the Right Bank: An Investment in Your Community. Washington, DC: American Bar Association, 1991, 44 pp.

Pradhan, Bina and K. N. Rankin. 1991. ‘Local Impact of a Watershed Management Project (A Case Study of Shivapuri),’ Working Paper Series, Centre for Women and Development.