Shebaya, Sirine (2007). "Setting Development Priorities in a Pluralistic World" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

In this paper, I argue that development priorities can be grounded on the basis solely of an understanding of the necessary conditions for a successful democracy, without appeal to an underlying conception of human flourishing as our justificatory basis. This route suggests itself because of the great difference the existence of democratic institutions, however imperfect, makes for the achievement of development in other areas.