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Scholarly Publications

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

September 2009

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise.

Democracy After Communism

December 2002

The last quarter of the twentieth century was marked by two dramatic political trends that altered many of the world's regimes: the global resurgence of democracy and the collapse of communism.

The World Institutionalization of Education

December 2000

New theories and theory-based methodological approaches have found their way into Comparative Education - just as into Comparative Social Science more generally - in increasing number in the recent...

News

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...

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program opens application for 2013

October 2012

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program is looking for emerging political, civil society and entrepreneurial leaders from transitioning countries where democracy is at risk to participate in the...

Events

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...

The Performance of Democracies

March 6, 2014

Abstract: The Performance of Democracies is a research project that will start in May 2014. The project is funded by the European Research Council, the budget is 4.2 mil. Euro.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Gender Equality and Health: Realizing the Promise of Adolescence

January 30, 2014

**** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER*** Dr. Susan Kasedde currently serves as Senior Advisor and Team Leader on HIV and Adolescents for UNICEF based in New York since November 2009.

People

James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication