Deliberative Democracy

  1. Deliberative Democracy in India (with Ramya Parthasarathy), March 2017
  2. Oral Democracy and Women’s Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies: A Qualitative Analysis (with Paromita Sanyal and Umang Prabhakar), October 2015
  3. Patrick Heller and Vijayendra Rao (editors) Deliberation and Development: Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies, Washington DC, World Bank, 2015
  4. The Anatomy of Failure: Integrating Ethnography with a Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate an Attempt to Deepen Democracy in Rural India,” (with Kripa Ananthpur and Kabir Malik), March 2014
  5. Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?  (With Ghazala Mansuri), World Bank Policy Research Report, 2013
  6. Can Participation be Induced? Evidence from Developing Countries,” (with Ghazala Mansuri), Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy,” 2013
  7. Just Rewards: Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in India,” (with Tim Besley and Rohini Pande), World Bank Economic Review, Vol 26, #2, Pp: 191-216, 2012
  8. Who has Voice in a Deliberative Democracy?  Evidence from Transcripts of Village Parliaments in India,” (with Radu Ban and Saumitra Jha), Journal of Development Economics,Vol. 99 #10, Pp: 428-438, November 2012
Gram Sabha in Tamil Nadu, Deliberative Democracy at work

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Gram Sabha in Raichur, Karnataka – Indians Arguing

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  1. Dignity Through Discourse: Poverty and the Culture of Deliberation in Indian Village Democracies,” (with Paromita Sanyal), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 629, pp:146-172, May 2010
  2. Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Community Leadership in Delhi’s Slums,” (with Saumitra Jha and Michael Woolcock),  World Development, 2006
  3. Participatory Democracy in Action: Survey Evidence From Rural India,” (joint with Tim Besley and Rohini Pande),Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 3, No. 2-3, Pages 648-657, April/May 2005