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A Remedy for Government Shutdowns: “No Play, No Pay.”

Commentary / February 5, 2019

Bruce E. Cain tells The American Interest that a constitutional amendment could be just the incentive members of Congress need to compromise in the face of government shutdowns. Read it here

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PODCAST: Jaw-Jaw: How Chinese Sharp Power Takes Aim at American Democracy

Commentary / February 5, 2019

Larry Diamond breaks down Beijing’s efforts to direct “sharp power” against institutions in the United States in this podcast.

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Against Identity Politics

Commentary / February 4, 2019

Francis Fukuyama explains to Foreign Affairs that identity politics are the "New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy." Read it here.

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Stacey Abrams Debates Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics

Commentary / February 1, 2019

Stacey Abrams tells Francis Fukuyama that identity politics actually strengthen democracy. 

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Fukuyama Was Right (Mostly)

Commentary / January 21, 2019
Paul D. Miller tells the American Interest that Francis Fukuyama's central contention still rings true: There is no conceivable ideological rival to liberal democracy. Read it here.

 

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A Hinge in History?

Commentary / January 21, 2019

Larry Diamond writes in the American Interest that we are living in dangerous times and may be on the brink of a domestic constitutional crisis. Read it here.

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R. Kent Weaver joins CDDRL as visiting scholar

News / January 8, 2019

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome R.

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PODCAST: Francis Fukuyama on 2018, a year in identity politics

Commentary / January 1, 2019

Francis Fukuyama sits down with The World's Carol Hills to go over the identity politics of 2018. Listen here.

 
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Q&A: Ideology Is Out, Identity Is In

Q&A / December 27, 2018

Francis Fukuyama joins Nick Gillespie for a thoughtful Q&A on the rise of populism in the West and the role of identity politics in thwarting the end

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The Great Recession has influenced populist movements today, say Stanford scholars

News / December 26, 2018

Francis Fukuyama discusses why populist messages have emerged in contemporary politics alongside Anna Grzymala-Busse and 

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China Gets Its Message to Americans but Doesn’t Want to Reciprocate

Commentary / December 21, 2018

Beijing enjoys a big megaphone in America even as it blocks U.S. media outlets, hinders independent scholars and limits U.S.

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Do we need a new understanding of national identity?

Commentary / December 20, 2018

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama says for BBC we need national identities that unite rather than divide us. Watch here.

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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment

Commentary / December 20, 2018

"The way that the economy has developed over the past generation is actually gone contrary to a lot of the existing economic models. The Simon Kuznetz phenomenon says it's not just globalization, it's economic growth. As the country is modernizing, as it's growing economically, it does lead to an increase in inequality. When you reach a  certain level of income, the inequality starts to decrease. That was the experience in Europe, in the 19th and 20th century, that was the case in the United States and so forth.

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Democratic Capitalism’s Future

Commentary / December 13, 2018

"Are democracy and capitalism compatible? Or, to put it differently: What made democracy and capitalism compatible for decades, even centuries, and what strains this relationship today? The end of the Cold War seemed to settle longstanding debates about the political and economic institutions best able to achieve freedom and security. But a few decades have passed, and our institutions now seem brittle. Longstanding critiques of capitalism are being dusted off and repackaged," writes Didi Kuo in Democracy Journal.

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Scholars Discuss Growing Evidence of China’s Interference in American Government and Society

News / December 7, 2018

While Americans may be well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of power in the diplomatic, economic, and military spheres, they are less aware of the various ways in which Beijing has more recently been exerting cultural and informational influence. According to a new report, some of these ways challenge and even undermine our democratic processes, norms, and institutions.

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Report cites concerns about Chinese influence on American institutions

News / December 5, 2018

The following report was originally published by the Hoover Institution.

Scholars from the Hoover Institution, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and other organizations today issued a report that examines China’s efforts to influence US institutions and calls for protecting American values, norms, and laws from such interference, while also warning against “demonizing” any group of people.

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Are 'identity politics’ really a threat to democracy?

Q&A / December 4, 2018

CDDRL Director, Francis Fukuyama talks in an interview for Al Jazeera how identity policy is hurting democracy. Watch here.

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Francis Fukuyama on the Root of 'Identity' Politics

Q&A / December 4, 2018

CDDRL director Francis Fukuyama believes America's increased political polarization can be traced back to a universal desire for recognition. His latest book, "Identity," digs into the factors that gave rise to President Trump, Brexit and even violent extremist groups.

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Stephen Stedman, advocate for undergraduate education, leads Stanford’s Faculty Senate

News / November 27, 2018

CDDRL Deputy Director Stephen Stedman is named a chair to the Stanford University Faculty Senate. Read more about his work, legacy, and aspirations here

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A New Age of Reform

Commentary / November 19, 2018

 "For the first time in American history, a U.S. congressional election was determined by “instant runoff,” using the system of ranked-choice voting that Maine had adopted in a 2016 voter initiative, and then reinstated (over the resistance of the state legislature and much of the state’s professional political class) in a June 2018 “people’s veto” initiative," writes Larry Diamond in The American Interest.

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For election hackers, a new and more dangerous tool

Commentary / November 19, 2018

"The election interference tactics originally deployed by Russia against the United States and Europe are now global. Hackers across the democratic world have exploited weaknesses in campaign email servers; probed electronic voting machines for vulnerabilities; set up troll farms to spread highly-partisan narratives; and employed armies of bots to distort the truth online.

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Stanford Scholars Examine Khashoggi's Assassination and the Saudi Crackdown on Dissent

News / November 15, 2018

In a panel discussion titled “The Khashoggi Affair and Saudi Arabia’s War Against Dissent,” Stanford University scholars examined the context for of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and implications of his murder for U.S.-Saudi relations.

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Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

News / November 13, 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the security workshop “Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses.” Held in Beijing...

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Failed Dream of Political Islam

Commentary / November 9, 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose. It has failed to suggest its own answers to economic problems, social justice, education or corruption, writes Hicham Alaoui in Le Monde diplomatique.

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