Mandira, Kala (2007). "Democratizing Policy Making in India: Role of Participatory and Deliberative Governance in Advancing Human Capabilities and Freedoms" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Is the design of participatory and deliberative governance appropriate for advancing capabilities and freedoms of ordinary citizens? In practical terms, how do deliberative democratic institutions overcome power dynamics to enhance citizen voice, capabilities and freedoms? The present paper provides a theoretical context for participatory and deliberative governance and the capability approach.