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The Class of '74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship

April 12, 2018

Sponsor:  Bill Lane Center for the American West and Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law     Abstract: John A.

Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work

April 5, 2018

Abstract:In Navigation by Judgment (Oxford University Press, 2018) I argue that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by...

Election Forensics Research: a Case of Russia

March 15, 2018

Abstract:Election forensics adds distinctive value to current efforts to promote the integrity of elections around the world by developing special forensic tools and techniques designed to detect...

THE PEOPLE VS. DEMOCRACY

March 12, 2018

Abstract:The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power.

Inviting Intervention

March 8, 2018

Abstract:Foreign intervention sometimes enters by domestic invitation.

How Kenya’s Elections Went from Fraud to Hope to Sham

March 6, 2018

Co-sponsor: Center for African Studies Abstract:Join the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in partnership with the Center for Africa Studies for a rare opportunity to...

Using Mass Media to Change Law Enforcement Norms on Human Trafficking in Nepal

March 1, 2018

Abstract:What are the e ffects of mass media campaigns on the norms and behaviors of police officers as pertains to human tra fficking?

Business associations and local taxation in Southeast Asia

February 22, 2018

Abstract:At their best, decentralizing reforms make government more accountable to citizens and empower local governments to invest in their own development.

Authoritarian Populism and Youth in Turkey

February 14, 2018

Abstract:While populism takes different forms in different countries, the success of populist parties and leaders comes from their ability to represent grievances.

The Politics of Identity

February 13, 2018

Abstract: This talk will explore the historical roots of the modern concept of identity, and how it plays out in contemporary nationalism, Islamism, populism, and liberal multiculturalism.  It will...

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly

February 12, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThe Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia.

"How's (our) Democracy? Compared to What?"

February 8, 2018

Abstract:Fukuyama (1989) was right: a centuries-old argument about government should be over. Liberal democracy is the best regime known to us.

The Comparative Politics of Climate Change Policy

February 1, 2018

Abstract:My presentation will not be of an academic paper but of a proposal for a research project.

Will Liberal Democracy Survive the 21st Century?

January 31, 2018

Sponsored by: Stanford University Libraries, Hoover Institution,Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Even before the 2016 election campaign, political polarization and filter...

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

Sectarian Inclusion in Post-Conflict Policing

January 25, 2018

Abstract:Societies with deep-seated ethnic or religious divisions pose a challenge for governance: how can a single set of political institutions govern a fragmented population peacefully and...

Information, Political Accountability, and Cumulative Learning

January 18, 2018

Abstract:Throughout the world, voters lack access to information about politicians, government performance, and public services. Efforts to remedy these informational deficits are numerous.

We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

January 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTHow can we make sense of the tragedy in Syria?

Islam, Trade and City Growth before the 19th Century

December 7, 2017

Abstract:In the year 1200, many of the largest cities in Western Europe were inhabited by just tens of thousands of individuals while Middle Eastern and Central Asia cities had upwards to 100,000...

Fake News in the 2016 Election

November 30, 2017

Abstract:The factually dubious for-profit articles known as “fake news” were read and shared by millions of people during the 2016 U.S.

Online Disinformation during Crisis Events

November 16, 2017

Abstract:Since 2013, my collaborators and I have conducted research on how rumors and misinformation spread through social media during crisis events.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

For Safety or Profits

November 9, 2017

Abstract:This paper provides evidence that innovative multinational firms attempt to use health and safety regulations to eliminate cheaper, generic products from the market, even when they...

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