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Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War

December 2003

Russia, once seen as America's greatest adversary, is now viewed by the United States as a potential partner.

Workshop on Regime Transitions from Communist Rule in Comparative Perspective

December 2003

On 15-16 November 2002, the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University sponsored a workshop in Stanford, CA on "Regime...

Sovereign Democracy and Shrinking Political Space

April 2006

Several years ago, Kremlin public relations specialists coined the term "managed democracy" to describe the unique features of Russia's evolving political system.

Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices and Emerging Generation Markets

September 2004

India's electricity reforms, beginning in early 1990's, have altered the ownership profile of generation firms.

Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization

December 2003

Synthesizing decades of sociological work at Stanford University on the development of the modern nation-state system since World War II, contributors argue that striking similarities increasingly...

Institutions and Impersonal Exchange: The European Experience

August 2004

This paper presents an institution - the Community Responsibility System (CRS) - which presents a missing link in our understanding of market development.

After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transition

September 2004

This collection of essays is the result of a conference convened at Princeton University marking the ten year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

Local Heroes: The Political Economy of Russian Regional Government

December 2002

This book analyzes a crucial aspect of one of the great dramas of modern times -- the reconstitution of the Russian polity and economy after more than 70 years of communist rule.

Contagion Deterred: Preemptive Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union (the Case of Belarus)

June 2006

The wave of democratic electoral revolutions in the Eastern Europe and post-Communist Eurasia revived one of the most appealing and at the same time disputable arguments in the theory of...

Iran's weakened hard-liners crave a US attack

February 2007

Bombing Iran will exacerbate, not resolve problems, Michael McFaul, Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani demonstrate in a new landmark article.

Oil-Led Development: Social, Political, and Economic Consequences

January 2007

Proponents of oil-led development believe that countries lucky enough to have "black gold" can base their development on this resource.

Lessons from Russia's Protracted Transition from Communist Rule

April 1999

Michael McFaul explains why Russia's change from communist rule has been so protracted and conflictual in comparison with other democratic transitions.

Impuls

December 1994

Since 1992, the CISAC Defense Conversion Project has been working with the Moscowbased Impuls.

Machinostroenie Enterprise, The

December 1994

Starting in the winter of 1991, the project on Industrial Restructuring and the PoliticalEconomy in Russia at Stanford University's Center for International Security and ArmsControl (CISAC) has...

Empowering the Poor: What Does Democracy Have to Do with It?

April 2005

Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty - poor people themselves.

Promoting Democratic Governance

December 2002

For the past several decades, the conventional - and, until recently, the predominant - perspective on development in the international donor community has been that countries are poor because they...

Building a World of Liberal Democracies

December 2001

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, questions have arisen as to which course the United States should sail in the new international order.

Democratization in Africa

December 1999

Democratization in Africa examines the state of progress of democracy in Africa at the end of the 1990s.

Wars, Hotel Fires, and Plane Crashes

December 2000

Alexander Wendt has drawn on an exceptional range of theoretical literature in his effort to reconceptualize the nature of the international system.

Abiding Sovereignty

July 2001

Over the several hundred years during which the rules of sovereignty including non-intervention and the exclusion of external authority have been widely understood, state control could never be...

Comment on "Foreign Aid and Burdensharing" by S. Islam

December 1993

As Japan's newfound economic power leads to increased political power, there is concern that Japan may be turning East Asia into a regional economic bloc to rival the U.S. and Europe.

The Limits to Competition

December 1995

How can Europe, the United States, and Japan stop the technological, trade, and financial war on which they have increasingly and wastefully embarked?

Not on Your Vita

July 2003

Caring about what is happening in the world won't get you tenure. We are a theoretical department. If you get involved in public life, make sure it is not on your vita.

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Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor, CDDRL