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Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

Stanford's JSK Fellows on Liberation Technology

October 29, 2015

The JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford (jsk.stanford.edu) each year brings 20 outstanding journalists and journalism innovators to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.

Taiwan's Democracy at a Crossroads: Options and Prospects for Constitutional Reform

October 26, 2015

Activists push a ball reading "constitutional reform" during a sit-in to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Sunflower Movement outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei March 18, 2015....

Is Putin’s Russia a Kleptocracy? And if so, so what?

May 1, 2015

Karen Dawisha is the author of Putin’s Kleptocracy. Who Owns Russia? and the Walter E.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

Russia: Back to the Future feat. Mikhail Khodorkovsky

April 13, 2015

Video Speaker Bio:  Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a former Russian businessman and political prisoner of Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Corruption, Democracy and Security

April 2, 2015

AUDIO FROM SEGMENT OF TALK   Description:  John Githongo speaks on the Nigeria's triumph of democracy - a relatively peaceful transition of power - and Kenya's recent school shooting tragedy.

The Digital Defenders of Children

February 5, 2015

AbstractThorn (www.wearethorn.org) drives technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation.

Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Defending Civil Society

January 8, 2015

AbstractCivil society is under siege in many parts of the world.  Governments have arrested human rights activists, closed humanitarian NGOs, and banned peaceful protests.

Lobbying and Campaign Finance

November 14, 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability

May 15, 2014

Abstract: Decisions about “who gets what, when, and how” are perhaps the most important that any government must make.

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

Electoral System Reform

March 14, 2014

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the...

The Performance of Democracies

March 6, 2014

Abstract: The Performance of Democracies is a research project that will start in May 2014. The project is funded by the European Research Council, the budget is 4.2 mil. Euro.

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Technology, Accountability and Democracy in South Asia and Beyond

January 17, 2014

Conference on the relationship between technology, accountability and democracy with a focus on South Asia

Controlling "Last-Mile" Corruption Through Open Governance

November 22, 2013

AbstractTo what extent can information and technology be used to eliminate government corruption?

Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones in India

October 17, 2013

AbstractI will discuss an ambitious project by the Program on Liberation Technology to fight corruption with mobile phones.

Clientelism in Historical Perspective: the 19th-century United States

October 10, 2013

Abstract: What explains the decline of clientelism in advanced democracies?

Petroleum to the People: Africa's Coming Resource Curse and How to Avoid It

September 26, 2013

Abstract: In the coming decade new oil discoveries in Africa will leave fragile democracies vulnerable to corruption, patronage and rent seeking behavior.

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Vivek Srinivasan Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Daniel Mattingly Postdoctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Gustavo Robles Research Associate, CDDRL
Didi Kuo Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL