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Scholarly Publications

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

April 2011

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that...

Evaluating EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion

December 2006

The modern Romanian judiciary originates in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Other Publications

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

News

CDDRL honors’ student awarded top thesis prize

June 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce that undergraduate honors student Whitney McIntosh received the highest distinction for her thesis at...

Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-revolutionary France

July 2013

The republican tradition continues to frame French debates on empire, as it has done since the Revolution.

Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

April 2012

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

Events

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration

March 13, 2014

AbstractThe framework of "LGBT rights" can be critiqued as challenging tradition or as culturally specific, yet at the same time, it can be essential to one's sense of identity and justice.

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

Projects

Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop on Global Justice

Workshops examine questions of global justice including: poverty, inequality between nations, oppressive regimes, identity, human rights, and our duties to one another.
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People

Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Whitney McIntosh Social Science Research Professional, CDDRL