Frederick George Bailey (24 February 1924 - 8 July 2020), who published professionally as F. G. Bailey, was a British social anthropologist who spent the second half of his career in the United States at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Manchester University, working under Max Gluckman, and is closely associated with the Manchester School of social anthropology. A prolific writer of some sixteen books in anthropology, he is probably best known for his studies of local and organizational politics. He conducted fieldwork in Bisip?ra, Orissa, India, and has also written on political functions, particularly the ways that social structure arises out of and is used by the interactions of individuals.
-- (1991) The Prevalence of Deceit. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
-- (1993) The Kingdom of Individuals: an essay on self-respect and social obligation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
-- (1994) The Witch-Hunt, or, The triumph of morality. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
-- (1996) The Civility of Indifference: on Domesticating Ethnicity. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN9780801432170
-- (1998) The Need for Enemies: A Bestiary of Political Forms. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN9780801484742.
-- (2001) Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils. How Leaders Make Practical Use of Beliefs and Values. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
-- (2003) The Saving Lie: Truth & Method in the Social Sciences. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN9780812237306.
-- (2008) God-Botherers and Other True Believers: Religion, Diseducation, and Politics. New York, NY: Berghahn Books. ISBN9781845455125.
Selected articles and book chapters
Bailey, F. G. (1963) "Capital, Saving and Credit in Highland Orissa", Ch 6 in Firth, Raymond, ed. Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies: Studies From Asia, Oceania, The Caribbean and Middle America. Chicago: Aldine Publishing.
-- (1978) "Tertius Gaudens aut Tertium Numen." In Scale and Social Organization. F. Barth, ed. Oslo: Universitetforlget.