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Scholarly Publications

Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

December 2013

We study the governance of public good provision in poor communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Electricity Sector Reform in Lebanon: Political Consensus in Waiting

December 2011

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

Other Publications

New Delhi Electricity

April 2016

By the late 1990s, decades of rural migration and population growth in New Delhi, India had caused enormous strain on public services and infrastructure.

Why the Lights Went Out: Reform in the South African Energy Sector

April 2015

This case uses the example of South Africa’s electricity sector to explore how ambitious agendas for reform interact with contestation among multiple, divergent interests.

News

Stanford conference to explore governance and the provision of public goods

May 2012

The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods...

Safadi-Stanford Initiative convenes Washington policymakers

December 2011

On December 6, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law together with the Safadi Foundation USA inaugurated the Safadi-Stanford...

Kim states technology enables the right to education

November 2011

Paul Kim, the assistant dean for technology & CTO at Stanford University's School of Education, led the Nov.

Events

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

The Commitment to Public Services in India

February 23, 2012

Abstract: There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

Between Clientelism and Reform: Why Electricity Undermines the Lebanese State

October 26, 2011

This Arab Reform and Democracy research seminar will examine Lebanon’s failure to reform the electricity sector against the background of elaborate networks of client-patron relations, failing...

Projects

Economic Consequences of Violence

The Poverty and Governance Program has an ongoing research agenda aiming to evaluate the impact of drug-related violence on economic activity.
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Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

In developing countries authority is often wielded unevenly. Tribes, clans, religious groups and other traditional leaders control zones of governance outside of the reach of the state.
English