Ananya Mukherjee-Reed

Department of Political Science

Professor
Dean

Office: Ross Building, S949D
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20266/33197
Emailananya@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.laps.yorku.ca
Secondary websitewww.yorku.ca/ishd

Ananya Mukherjee-Reed is Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and a Professor of Political Science at York University. This is the largest liberal arts Faculty in Canada with a vibrant community of 23,000 students. She was recently named as one the five brilliant women from academia by Canadian Immigrant magazine in their Third Annual Tribute to 'Immigrant Women of Inspiration'. In 2016, she was awarded the Pioneer of Change award for excellence in social impact by Skills for Change, Toronto.

Dean Mukherjee-Reed's teaching and research focus primarily on the theme of human development, broadly defined. The theme that dominates her work is justice, particularly gender justice. She is the Founding-Director of the International Secretariat of Human Development (ISHD) at York University. Under her leadership, ISHD has collaborated with leading international institutions such as the International Labour Organization, Geneva; United Nations Office for Project Services, Rome; United Nations Development Program; and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva. From 2014-2015 she served as the Associate Vice-President of Research at York University. Please click on the "Publications" tab for details of her work.

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Mukherjee-Reed is a critical, interdisciplinary scholar in the field of ‘Development’, broadly defined. Her undergraduate and masters degrees are in Economics and her doctoral degree is an interdisciplinary degree with training in Economics, Sociology and Political Science. The bulk of her work, especially since 2008, has sought to contribute to theories of alternative development. The theme that dominates my current work is justice, particularly gender justice. Mukherjee-Reed's perspective on justice is inspired by critical philosophers both in the West (such as Iris Marion Young) and in India (such as India’s iconic poet-philosopher Tagore, the brilliant humanist and legal visionary BR Ambedkar, and India’s major women’s movements). The core idea that these movements and these theorists share is that justice is not simply a matter of distributing resources between groups; rather, justice requires altering the underlying processes that generate the inequities between groups.

Mukherjee-Reed's earlier work, particular prior to taking on as Chair of Political Science, involved extensive international collaboration in India, several countries of Central America and UN organizations. Her work on the women-led food justice movement in India began from such a collaboration. In addition to the academic outputs, she has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, BBC online, The Hindu, Radio Paris and other outlets. It is currently being made into a documentary by an award-winning director in India

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Area of Specialization

Development and Inequality; women in the Global South; India/South Asia; alternative economics

Degrees

Ph.d (Economics and Public Policy), University of Southern California
MA in Economics , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Community Contributions

In 2011, I have become actively involved in promoting the work on Rabindranath Tagore, the world's first non-European Nobel Laureate. I have created a special website for this occasion.

Research Interests

Poverty , Development and inequality, critical and alternative economics, India and South Asia

Selected Publications

“Taking Solidarity Seriously: A movement for gender justice in India”, in P. Utting (ed) Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe?, Zed Books, London. Translated into French.

"Business Regulation and Non-state Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?", co-edited with Darryl Reed, Peter Utting, Oxford: Routledge, Routledge Series in Development Economics, 2012.

"Rights and Development: A Social Power Approach”, in P. Zumbasen and R. Buchanan (eds.) Law in Transition, Hart Publishing.

Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia, (New York and London: Routledge), 2008.

“From food security to food justice”, The Hindu, February 1, 2012 Reprinted in Special edition Decentralization, Local Development and Women’s Empowerment: Innovating Knowledge and Practice, in UNIVERSITAS FORUM: Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation

“Milestones, Millstones and Millionaires: A tribute to rural women”,, (co-authored), Originals, India’s largest e-platform, October 20. Translated into 5 Indian languages, including on BBC online

Current Research Projects

Millennium Development Research Grant : Developing Sustainable Value Chains for alternative development


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute

Constructing a North-South Knowledge Community for Development Research and Practice


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Development in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis

Summary: 
A grant for developing a research partnership with the Center for Development Studies, Kerala, India on development and the global financial crisis


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Collaborator Institution: Center for Development Studies, Kerala, India
Funders: 
Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute

Canada-Latin America Knowledge Partnership Phase II


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator of sub-project

Funders: 
International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Societal Control

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada, SSHRC, Round 1 of MCRI


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada

Grassroots Networks and Women's struggle against poverty

Summary: 
A study of the Women's Development Network in Costa Rica

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

A Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario's Social Economy

Role: Co-investigator; Principal Investigator for a sub-project

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Universitas Network

Summary: 
International University Partnerships for Local Human Development and Poverty Reduction

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Gender Perspectives from the Global South

Summary: 
Development & Dissemination of Gender-Related Teaching Material

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Universitas: Education and Training for Decent Work, Human Development and International Co-operation

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva

Fighting Urban Poverty Central America

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Linkages between Human Security and Human Development in South Asia

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Canadian International Development Agency

Corporate Governance, Economic Reform and Development: The Case of India

Role: Co-investigator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Economic Policy, Displacement and Development Ethics: An Indo-Canadian Dislogue

Role: Collaborator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

“Evaluating fair trade from the perspective of small producers: justice, development, democracy”

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator

“Evaluating fair trade from the perspective of small producers: justice, development, democracy”

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator

Selected Publications

“Taking Solidarity Seriously: A movement for gender justice in India”, in P. Utting (ed) Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe?, Zed Books, London. Translated into French.

"Business Regulation and Non-state Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?", co-edited with Darryl Reed, Peter Utting, Oxford: Routledge, Routledge Series in Development Economics, 2012.

"Rights and Development: A Social Power Approach”, in P. Zumbasen and R. Buchanan (eds.) Law in Transition, Hart Publishing.

Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia, (New York and London: Routledge), 2008.

“From food security to food justice”, The Hindu, February 1, 2012 Reprinted in Special edition Decentralization, Local Development and Women’s Empowerment: Innovating Knowledge and Practice, in UNIVERSITAS FORUM: Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation

“Milestones, Millstones and Millionaires: A tribute to rural women”,, (co-authored), Originals, India’s largest e-platform, October 20. Translated into 5 Indian languages, including on BBC online

All Publications

Books

"Business Regulation and Non-state Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?", co-edited with Darryl Reed, Peter Utting, Oxford: Routledge, Routledge Series in Development Economics, 2012.

Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia, (New York and London: Routledge), 2008.

(edited) Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave)

Perspectives on India's Corporate Economy: Exploring the Paradox of Profits, International Political Economy Series (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave)

Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, Guest Editor for Special thematic issue of the journal Contemporary South Asia, July 2000 (Volume 9:2)

Book Chapters

“Justice, Inequality and the Colonial Order: Rabindranath Tagore’s thoughts on race” in S. Dutta and S. Dasgupta (eds.), Tagore: the world as his nest, Jadavpur University Press, India.

“Taking Solidarity Seriously: A movement for gender justice in India”, in P. Utting (ed) Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe?, Zed Books, London. Translated into French.

"Rights and Development: A Social Power Approach”, in P. Zumbasen and R. Buchanan (eds.) Law in Transition, Hart Publishing.

“Interpreting the Euphoria: Business, Development and Inequality”), Clapp, J and R.Wilkinson (eds.) Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality (Routledge, London), 2010

“Neoliberalism in India: How an elephant became a tiger and flew to the moon”, in Richard Westra (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies Clarity Press, Atlanta, 2009, pp.67-87.

“Interpreting the Euphoria: Business, Development and Global Institutions”, Clapp, J. and R. Wilkinson (eds.) Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality; (Routledge, London and New York,2010)

“Human Rights and Human Development: A Social Power Perspective”, Osgoode Reader in Comparative Law and Political Economy entitled "Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development & Transitional Justice", edited by Peer Zumbansen & Ruth Buchanan, Osgoode Hall Law School (Hart Publishing, Oxford), forthcoming, 2010

“Globalization and the Development of Co-operatives: The Challenges of the Alternative Globalization Movement” in D. Reed and JJ. McMurtry (ed.) Co- operatives in a Global Economy: The Challenges of Co-operation across Borders, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp.242-72; with Darryl Reed), 2008

Entry on human development International Encyclopedia of Public Policy ― Governance in a Global Age. Global Political Economy Research Unit: Curtin University, Perth, Australia (electronic publication), 2007

“Conceptualising Corporate Capitalism: Conventional Wisdoms and South Asian Realities” in Mukherjee Reed A. (ed.) Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave), 2003

“Governance and Development: Examining the Problematic Role of Corporate Profit Strategies” in Sanjay Mukherjee and Darryl Reed (ed.) Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003; paperback 2006).

“Corporate Governance in India: Three Historical Models and their Development Impact”, (with Darryl Reed) in Sanjay Mukherjee and Darryl Reed (ed.), Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003; paperback 2006).

“Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: Realities and Interpretations”, (with A.Kundu) in Contemporary South Asia (Volume 9:2). 2002

Journal Articles

“Partnerships for Development: Four Models of Business Involvement”, Journal of Business Ethics, full text available on line http://www.springerlink.com/content/f6081u1652515927; (with Darryl Reed) , 2008

“Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World: A Critique”, Indian Journal of Secularism, Volume 9 No.3 January – March. 2006

“Economic Reforms & Corporate Governance in India”, Journal of Business Ethics, May. 2002

“Gender Justice versus Religious Freedom in India: What Constitutions Can and Cannot Do", Atlantis, Spring 2001

“SAARC: From Statism to Economism,” Revue d’Études Internationales, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, March 1998, pp.71-84

“Regionalism in South Asia: Theory & Praxis,” Pacific Affairs, Summer 1997, Vol.70, no 2, pp.235-251.

“Rationalizing Losses in the Indian Coal Industry: A Revaluation of Relative Responsibilities,” Social Scientist vol. 17, no.11-12, November-December. 1989

“Use of Child Labor in India: Dynamics of Obscurantism,” Journal of Social and Economic Studies, 1988 annual number.

Research Reports

Urban Poverty in Central America, Report of study commissioned by United Nations Development Programme, Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives (co-authored). 2005

Rethinking Development Research in an Era of Globalization: Overcoming the North- South Divide, report of a workshop in response to a national initiative on internationalization led by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Ottawa. 2003

Fighting Urban Poverty, Workshop Report prepared as Chief Rapporteur Workshop on Fighting Urban Poverty in Central America, York University, Toronto, April 18-19, (sponsored by United Nations Development Program, Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives). 2002

Human Security, Human Development & Regional Collaboration: Towards A NewPartnership between Canada and South Asia, report on study commissioned by the South Asian Regional Program, Canadian International Development Agency (co-authored). 2001

Knowledge and the Rethinking of Development: Implications of Human Development, paper commissioned for a project on human development the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), Rome, Italy. 2000

Policy Papers

Prospects for Democratic Development in South Asia and the EU’s role in Democracy Building , paper commissioned by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2008.

Public Lectures

Keynote speaker, launch of the Canadian Development Report 2010, North-South Institute, Munk International Center, University of Toronto, April 21

“Whose Merit? Whose Justice? Forging social (in)equality in Global India”, Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, UK, May 11, invited lecture

Other

“Milestones, Millstones and Millionaires: A tribute to rural women”,, (co-authored), Originals, India’s largest e-platform, October 20. Translated into 5 Indian languages, including on BBC online

“Rana Plaza: What can we do for the workers?” Toronto Star, September 1 (co-authored)

“The tragedy in Bangladesh: Time for a different response?”, Toronto Star, April 26 (co-authored)

“From food security to food justice”, The Hindu, February 1, 2012 Reprinted in Special edition Decentralization, Local Development and Women’s Empowerment: Innovating Knowledge and Practice, in UNIVERSITAS FORUM: Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation


Ananya Mukherjee-Reed is Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and a Professor of Political Science at York University. This is the largest liberal arts Faculty in Canada with a vibrant community of 23,000 students. She was recently named as one the five brilliant women from academia by Canadian Immigrant magazine in their Third Annual Tribute to 'Immigrant Women of Inspiration'. In 2016, she was awarded the Pioneer of Change award for excellence in social impact by Skills for Change, Toronto.

Dean Mukherjee-Reed's teaching and research focus primarily on the theme of human development, broadly defined. The theme that dominates her work is justice, particularly gender justice. She is the Founding-Director of the International Secretariat of Human Development (ISHD) at York University. Under her leadership, ISHD has collaborated with leading international institutions such as the International Labour Organization, Geneva; United Nations Office for Project Services, Rome; United Nations Development Program; and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva. From 2014-2015 she served as the Associate Vice-President of Research at York University. Please click on the "Publications" tab for details of her work.


Mukherjee-Reed is a critical, interdisciplinary scholar in the field of ‘Development’, broadly defined. Her undergraduate and masters degrees are in Economics and her doctoral degree is an interdisciplinary degree with training in Economics, Sociology and Political Science. The bulk of her work, especially since 2008, has sought to contribute to theories of alternative development. The theme that dominates my current work is justice, particularly gender justice. Mukherjee-Reed's perspective on justice is inspired by critical philosophers both in the West (such as Iris Marion Young) and in India (such as India’s iconic poet-philosopher Tagore, the brilliant humanist and legal visionary BR Ambedkar, and India’s major women’s movements). The core idea that these movements and these theorists share is that justice is not simply a matter of distributing resources between groups; rather, justice requires altering the underlying processes that generate the inequities between groups.

Mukherjee-Reed's earlier work, particular prior to taking on as Chair of Political Science, involved extensive international collaboration in India, several countries of Central America and UN organizations. Her work on the women-led food justice movement in India began from such a collaboration. In addition to the academic outputs, she has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, BBC online, The Hindu, Radio Paris and other outlets. It is currently being made into a documentary by an award-winning director in India

.

Area of Specialization

Development and Inequality; women in the Global South; India/South Asia; alternative economics

Degrees

Ph.d (Economics and Public Policy), University of Southern California
MA in Economics , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Community Contributions

In 2011, I have become actively involved in promoting the work on Rabindranath Tagore, the world's first non-European Nobel Laureate. I have created a special website for this occasion.

Research Interests:

Poverty , Development and inequality, critical and alternative economics, India and South Asia

Current Research Projects

Millennium Development Research Grant : Developing Sustainable Value Chains for alternative development


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute

Constructing a North-South Knowledge Community for Development Research and Practice


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Development in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis

Summary: 
A grant for developing a research partnership with the Center for Development Studies, Kerala, India on development and the global financial crisis


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Collaborator Institution: Center for Development Studies, Kerala, India
Funders: 
Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute

Canada-Latin America Knowledge Partnership Phase II


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator of sub-project

Funders: 
International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Societal Control

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada, SSHRC, Round 1 of MCRI


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada

Grassroots Networks and Women's struggle against poverty

Summary: 
A study of the Women's Development Network in Costa Rica

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

A Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario's Social Economy

Role: Co-investigator; Principal Investigator for a sub-project

Funders: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Universitas Network

Summary: 
International University Partnerships for Local Human Development and Poverty Reduction

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Gender Perspectives from the Global South

Summary: 
Development & Dissemination of Gender-Related Teaching Material

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Universitas: Education and Training for Decent Work, Human Development and International Co-operation

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva

Fighting Urban Poverty Central America

Role: Principal investigator

Funders: 
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Linkages between Human Security and Human Development in South Asia

Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Canadian International Development Agency

Corporate Governance, Economic Reform and Development: The Case of India

Role: Co-investigator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Economic Policy, Displacement and Development Ethics: An Indo-Canadian Dislogue

Role: Collaborator

Funders: 
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

“Evaluating fair trade from the perspective of small producers: justice, development, democracy”

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator

“Evaluating fair trade from the perspective of small producers: justice, development, democracy”

Summary: 
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Investigator

All Publications

Books

"Business Regulation and Non-state Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?", co-edited with Darryl Reed, Peter Utting, Oxford: Routledge, Routledge Series in Development Economics, 2012.

Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia, (New York and London: Routledge), 2008.

(edited) Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave)

Perspectives on India's Corporate Economy: Exploring the Paradox of Profits, International Political Economy Series (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave)

Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, Guest Editor for Special thematic issue of the journal Contemporary South Asia, July 2000 (Volume 9:2)

Book Chapters

“Justice, Inequality and the Colonial Order: Rabindranath Tagore’s thoughts on race” in S. Dutta and S. Dasgupta (eds.), Tagore: the world as his nest, Jadavpur University Press, India.

“Taking Solidarity Seriously: A movement for gender justice in India”, in P. Utting (ed) Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe?, Zed Books, London. Translated into French.

"Rights and Development: A Social Power Approach”, in P. Zumbasen and R. Buchanan (eds.) Law in Transition, Hart Publishing.

“Interpreting the Euphoria: Business, Development and Inequality”), Clapp, J and R.Wilkinson (eds.) Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality (Routledge, London), 2010

“Neoliberalism in India: How an elephant became a tiger and flew to the moon”, in Richard Westra (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies Clarity Press, Atlanta, 2009, pp.67-87.

“Interpreting the Euphoria: Business, Development and Global Institutions”, Clapp, J. and R. Wilkinson (eds.) Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality; (Routledge, London and New York,2010)

“Human Rights and Human Development: A Social Power Perspective”, Osgoode Reader in Comparative Law and Political Economy entitled "Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development & Transitional Justice", edited by Peer Zumbansen & Ruth Buchanan, Osgoode Hall Law School (Hart Publishing, Oxford), forthcoming, 2010

“Globalization and the Development of Co-operatives: The Challenges of the Alternative Globalization Movement” in D. Reed and JJ. McMurtry (ed.) Co- operatives in a Global Economy: The Challenges of Co-operation across Borders, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp.242-72; with Darryl Reed), 2008

Entry on human development International Encyclopedia of Public Policy ― Governance in a Global Age. Global Political Economy Research Unit: Curtin University, Perth, Australia (electronic publication), 2007

“Conceptualising Corporate Capitalism: Conventional Wisdoms and South Asian Realities” in Mukherjee Reed A. (ed.) Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, (Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan-Palgrave), 2003

“Governance and Development: Examining the Problematic Role of Corporate Profit Strategies” in Sanjay Mukherjee and Darryl Reed (ed.) Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003; paperback 2006).

“Corporate Governance in India: Three Historical Models and their Development Impact”, (with Darryl Reed) in Sanjay Mukherjee and Darryl Reed (ed.), Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003; paperback 2006).

“Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: Realities and Interpretations”, (with A.Kundu) in Contemporary South Asia (Volume 9:2). 2002

Journal Articles

“Partnerships for Development: Four Models of Business Involvement”, Journal of Business Ethics, full text available on line http://www.springerlink.com/content/f6081u1652515927; (with Darryl Reed) , 2008

“Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World: A Critique”, Indian Journal of Secularism, Volume 9 No.3 January – March. 2006

“Economic Reforms & Corporate Governance in India”, Journal of Business Ethics, May. 2002

“Gender Justice versus Religious Freedom in India: What Constitutions Can and Cannot Do", Atlantis, Spring 2001

“SAARC: From Statism to Economism,” Revue d’Études Internationales, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, March 1998, pp.71-84

“Regionalism in South Asia: Theory & Praxis,” Pacific Affairs, Summer 1997, Vol.70, no 2, pp.235-251.

“Rationalizing Losses in the Indian Coal Industry: A Revaluation of Relative Responsibilities,” Social Scientist vol. 17, no.11-12, November-December. 1989

“Use of Child Labor in India: Dynamics of Obscurantism,” Journal of Social and Economic Studies, 1988 annual number.

Research Reports

Urban Poverty in Central America, Report of study commissioned by United Nations Development Programme, Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives (co-authored). 2005

Rethinking Development Research in an Era of Globalization: Overcoming the North- South Divide, report of a workshop in response to a national initiative on internationalization led by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Ottawa. 2003

Fighting Urban Poverty, Workshop Report prepared as Chief Rapporteur Workshop on Fighting Urban Poverty in Central America, York University, Toronto, April 18-19, (sponsored by United Nations Development Program, Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives). 2002

Human Security, Human Development & Regional Collaboration: Towards A NewPartnership between Canada and South Asia, report on study commissioned by the South Asian Regional Program, Canadian International Development Agency (co-authored). 2001

Knowledge and the Rethinking of Development: Implications of Human Development, paper commissioned for a project on human development the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), Rome, Italy. 2000

Policy Papers

Prospects for Democratic Development in South Asia and the EU’s role in Democracy Building , paper commissioned by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2008.

Public Lectures

Keynote speaker, launch of the Canadian Development Report 2010, North-South Institute, Munk International Center, University of Toronto, April 21

“Whose Merit? Whose Justice? Forging social (in)equality in Global India”, Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, UK, May 11, invited lecture

Other

“Milestones, Millstones and Millionaires: A tribute to rural women”,, (co-authored), Originals, India’s largest e-platform, October 20. Translated into 5 Indian languages, including on BBC online

“Rana Plaza: What can we do for the workers?” Toronto Star, September 1 (co-authored)

“The tragedy in Bangladesh: Time for a different response?”, Toronto Star, April 26 (co-authored)

“From food security to food justice”, The Hindu, February 1, 2012 Reprinted in Special edition Decentralization, Local Development and Women’s Empowerment: Innovating Knowledge and Practice, in UNIVERSITAS FORUM: Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation