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"Human Rights and Asian Values". Sixteenth Annual Morgenthau Memorial Lectures on Ethics and Foreign Policy. Copyright © 1997, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

"Democracy as a Universal Value". Journal of Democracy 10.3 (1999) 3-17. Copyright © 1999 National Endowment for Democracy and the Johns Hopkins University Press.

"Social Exclusion: Concept, Application and Scrutiny". Social Development Papers No. 1. Office of Environment and Social Development, Asia Development Bank. June 2000.

"Hunger In India". Public address at Delhi University on hunger and the right to food, January 10, 2003.

"Why Democratizaion is not the same as Westernization: Democracy and its Global Roots". The New Republic Online. September 25, 2003.

"Man Without a Plan", on William Easterly's The White Man's Burden. Foreign Affairs, March/April 2006. Council on Foreign Relations.

Summary of the talk given at the launch-meeting of the Japan-UNDP report, Making Infrastructure Work for the Poor, United Nations, New York, March 8, 2006.

"Poverty, Evil, Crime".  UNDP Newsroom, October 5, 2007.

"India: Past and Future". Forbes, via Rediff Business, Augus 14, 2007.

"Growth and other concerns". The Hindu, February 14, 2011.

"Quality of Life: India vs. China". The New York Review of Books, May 12, 20011.


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