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Ananya Mukherjee Reed

Political Science

Associate Professor and Director, International Secretariat of Human Development and Democratic Governance
Dept of Political Science, Faculty of Arts
McLaughlin College, 131
E-mail: ananya@yorku.ca
Tel: 416-736-5128 (voicemail)
Tel: 416-736-2100 x30095 (voicemail)

Summary Biography

Mukherjee Reed's teaching and research focuses primarily on the theme of human development and its interrelationships with corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. She is currently collaborating on several projects related to human development with the International Labour Organization, Geneva, and the Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives (APPI) the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Research Interests

  • Economic & Human Development; Corporate Governance; Knowledge;
  • Information & Development; Rationalisation.
  • Geographic focus: South Asia.

Current Projects

  • Universitas: Education and Training for Decent Work, Human Development and International Co-operation (in collaboration with ILO, Geneva).
  • Fighting Urban Poverty (in collaboration with UNDP and UNOPS, Central America).
  • The Crisis of Human Development in South Asia: Paradigms and Realities, a single-authored volume commissioned by OXCIS, Oxford University, UK as part of a series on Globalisation and Human Development.

Selected Publications

Books

Perspectives on India's Corporate Economy: Exploring The Paradox of Profits, Macmillan, UK 2001.

Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia (edited), Macmillan-Palgrave UK (2003).

Articles

"Conceptualizing Corporate Capitalism: Conventional Wisdoms and South Asian Realities" in Mukherjee (ed.) Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia, Macmillan-Palgrave UK (2003).

"Three Historical Models of Corporate Governance and their Impact on 'Development'," in Darryl Reed et al. (ed.) Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003)

"On Governance and Development: Examining the Problematic Role of Corporate Profit Strategies," in Darryl Reed et al. (ed.) Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003)

"Economic Reforms & Corporate Governance in India: A political economy perspective," Journal of Business Ethics, May 2002.

"Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: Realities and Interpretations" (with A.Kundu), Contemporary South Asia (Volume 9:2)

Biography

Ananya Mukherjee Reed's teaching and research focuses primarily on the theme of human development. While the focus of much of her empirical work has been on South Asia, a bulk of her teaching and research focuses on the broader theoretical issues related to development - and in particular the epistemology of development. Another area of her research examines the relationship between corporate capital, globalization and human development. Recently, she has completed a study for the Canadian International Development Agency which examined the interconnections between human security and human development. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled The Crisis of Human Development: Paradigms and Realities, as part of a series on Globalisation and Human Development being produced by OXCIS, Oxford University, UK. Over the last two years, Mukherjee Reed has been actively involved in establishing the International Development Studies Program at York and is a member of its executive.

Ananya Mukherjee Reed obtained her Ph.D in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles USA and her MA in Economics from Calcutta, India. She has studied and taught in India, Germany, Hungary and the U.S. Her recent publications include Perspectives on India's Corporate Economy: Exploring The Paradox of Profits, Macmillan, UK 2001, and a number of articles in international journals. She has extensive experience in projects related to human development and urban poverty – in particular in the areas of basic education, health and income generation amongst some of the most disadvantaged communities in India.

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