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Scholarly Publications

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

The Impact of Administrative Power on Political and Economic Developments: Toward a Political Economy of Implementation

December 2008

Why did limited government and 'constitutionalism' (the rule of law, constitutional rules, and political representation) evolve in some societies but not others?

News

A Typological Analysis of Democratic Legitimacy: the Asian Cases

July 2013

A well-known puzzle in the study of Asian democratization is the inverse relationship between the level of democracy and the support for the "D" word.

Combating human trafficking requires a regional approach, says Stanford scholar

January 2013

Helen Stacy, director of the CDDRL Program on Human Rights and a FSI senior fellow, says the moment is ripe to examine human trafficking in Asia and the mechanisms for fighting it. As U.S.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Events

Silicon Valley and Asian Economies

February 2, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by NHK WORLD, Global Agenda, and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.About NHK and Global AgendaNHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcast service....

Electoral System Reform

March 14, 2014

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the...

Urban Taiwan’s State-Structured Neighborhood Governance: Deepening Democracy, Partisan Civic Engagement, Inverted Class Bias

January 21, 2014

Abstract: Taiwan's system of neighborhood-level governance has origins in institutions of local control employed by both the Republican-era Kuomintang and the Japanese colonizers.

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Alice M. Kada Administrative Manager