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Scholarly Publications

Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

Political Liberalism Abroad

January 2007

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on January 19, 2007.Excerpt from pages 2 through 3 of Michael Blake's "Political Liberalism Abroad": Whereas Rawls himself emphasizes...

Applying the Odious Debts Doctrine while Preserving Legitimate Lending

June 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on November 3, 2006.

Other Publications

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assults on Rights

February 2003

STANFORD -- In May 1988, President Reagan traveled to Moscow for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

News

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assault on Rights

February 2003

%people1% - Like [Mikhail S. Gorbachev] and [Reagan] in 1988, presidents Vladimir V.

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Events

Human Rights: Race and Poverty

March 2, 2004

Gay McDougall has been Executive Director of International Human Rights Law Group since 1994.

The Contested Transnational Field of Corporate Citizenship: Implications for Sovereignty, Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law

March 23, 2004

(Abstract from paper) Sociological theorizing and research on the relationship between inequality and corruption is surprisingly rare given the discipline’s long-standing focus on the correlations...

Projects

Rule of Law Program

Today, it is widely recognized that the absence of the rule of law constitutes a critical barrier to economic growth and democractic political development.
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Program on Human Rights

Funded in 2009, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) is a unique intersection of the social sciences and public-policy formation and implementation.
English

Program on Poverty and Governance

The Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how effective public action and good governance are essential to...
English

Multimedia

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 2015

As the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being subjected to gross human rights violations.

Syria Today, Syria Tomorrow: Politics, Security, and Society

November 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

Nancy Lindborg: Building Peace in a Fragile World

December 2015

On October 8, 2015, Nancy Lindborg, president of the United States Institute of Peace, gave a talk to the CDDRL community entitled "Building Peace in a Fragile World."AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg,...

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Lauren Young Postdoctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Sarahi Zaldumbide Administrative Associate, CDDRL