St. Clair, Asunción Lera (2007). "Theorizing about ideas in the multilateral system: Ideas as intellectual boundary objects" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The values that ideas entail, their ethical and cognitive content, their political content, are all crucial elements in determining the fate of these ideas. Ideas can change history, but in the world of global policy-making they can also be stripped of this potential. The paper places especial attention to the concepts ‘capability, ’ ‘human development’ and ’human rights.’