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Scholarly Publications

States in the Developing World

March 2017

"What should states in the developing world do and how should they do it? How have states in the developing world addressed the challenges of promoting development, order, and inclusion?

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

February 2016

AbstractDoes dependence on development aid from Western sources constrain the use of repression among autocrats?

In Search of Democracy

July 2015

This book evaluates the global status and prospects of democracy, with an emphasis on the quality of democratic institutions and the effectiveness of governance as key conditions for stable...

Other Publications

Keynote Address: Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

July 2014

Keynote address by Rt. Hon.

On the Brink: Weak States and US National Security

June 2004

The Center for Global Development opened its doors in November 2001, just two months after the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

News

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

The Future of Globalization

February 2017

The populist backlash against globalization is being felt acutely across Europe as well as here in the US.

Francis Fukuyama Explains Why Children of Men Is So Great

October 2016

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama participated the screening of the Children of Men, the 2006 film adaptation of PD James’ dystopian novel, at the event organized by the Future Tense - “My...

Events

Can Cash Boost Governance in Poor Countries?

May 8, 2017

Abstract:One policy option for countries reliant on natural resources is to share part of the revenues directly with citizens, an idea known as oil to cash.

Stopping the Financing of Genocide

February 28, 2017

 This event is co-sponsored by the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.  Abstract:Unchecked greed is the...

Decapitation by Arrest: International Justice and Demobilization in the DRC

February 14, 2017

Abstract:Commentators have vigorously debated whether international criminal justice mechanisms favor conflict or peace.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
English

LAD Case Studies

The case studies below are integral teaching tools for the Leadership Academy for Development workshops conducted around the world.
English

Multimedia

CDDRL Seminar Series Event Media

April 2015

The CDDRL weekly research seminar draws scholars and practitioners to the Center to comment on the most relevant and timely topics impacting the field of democracy, development, and the rule of law.

Corruption, Democracy and Security feat. John Githongo

April 2015

Audio:Description: John Githongo speaks for CDDRL's Research Seminar Series on April 2, 2015, remarking on Nigeria's triumph of democracy - a relatively peaceful transition of power - and Kenya's recent school shooting tragedy.  00:00 26:56   ...

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Raymond Levitt Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship