Selected Papers

“Gaining Access to Public Services and the Democratic State in India: Institutions in the Middle.” 2011. Studies in Comparative International Development, 46 (1): 98-117.

“Why Don’t ‘the Poor’ Make Common Cause? The Importance of Subgroups.” 2009. Journal of Development Studies, 45 (6): 1-19.

“Poverty and Democratic Participation Reconsidered: Evidence from the Local Level in India.” 2006. Comparative Politics, 38 (4), 439-58.

“What is Happening to Caste? A View from Some North Indian Villages.” 2003. Journal of Asian Studies, 62 (4), 1171-93.

“Partnerships between Local Governments and Community-Based Organizations: Exploring the Scope for Synergy.” 2003. Public Administration and Development, 23 (4), 361-71.

“Enhancing Political Participation in Democracies: What is the Role of Social Capital?” 2002. Comparative Political Studies, 35 (4), 437-60. (Received Best Article Award, American Political Science Association, Comparative Democratization, 2003.)