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Scholarly Publications

The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe

November 2016

*/ Lisa Blaydes and Christopher Paik explore the impact the Holy Land Crusaders in Cambridge International Organization, as the most significant forms of military mobilization during the medieval...

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

Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making

December 2012

By drawing on several cases around the world, this book illuminates the role of crowdsourcing in policy-making.

U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.

News

Francis Fukuyama: Democracy Needs Elites

March 2018

CDDRL Mosbacher director Francis Fukuyama spoke with Alexander Görlach for The WorldPost about U.S. President Donald Trump, the populist wave sweeping Europe and “fake news.” Read here.

Poland’s Path to Illiberalism

March 2018

“The one bright light in this darkening landscape is that Poles remain committed to democracy,” writes Anna Grzymala-Busse in Current History. Read the full article here.

How Populism is Poisoning the Global Liberal Order

February 2018

"There is growing consensus that populism constitutes a grave threat to liberal democracy, and to the liberal international order on which peace and prosperity have rested for the past two...

Events

Reflections on the Future of Ukraine

March 14, 2018

Please join visiting scholar Sviatoslav Vakarchuk and Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama for a conversation on Ukraine's future success.  

How Change Happens

November 2, 2017

Abstract:Duncan Green, Oxfam Strategic Adviser and LSE Professor of Practice in International Development, introduces the arguments of his new book, How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016).

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

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

LAD Case Studies

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

Courts, Politics and Human Rights

Human rights play a distinctive role as a “moral touchstone” in international life today.
English

Multimedia

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods, choosing their preferred level of social spending accordingly.

Personal and Party Representation in Contemporary Europe: Effects on Intra-party Dynamics

May 2015

Abstract:This study explores the relationship between elected representatives and the parties they belong to in the European context.

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.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Oleksandra Matviichuk Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Dmytro Romanovych Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Olexandr Starodubtsev Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL