Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. Looking more broadly at these issues, FSI’s Governance Project works on measuring the quality of governance and assessing a country’s ability to deliver public services.

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. One project explores how authoritarian and democratic regimes can encourage or suppress economic development. Meanwhile, the European Governance project looks at governance issues on a single continent.

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Recent Multimedia

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Eliana de Souza e Silva, “Redes de Desenvovimento da Maré” (Mare’s Development Network)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Eliana de Souza e Silva is the Director of the NGO “Redes de...

Antonio Cervantes, "Heroes Cotidianos" La Pandilla

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Antonio Cervantes is a movie producer from Mexico.

Keynote: Hector Castillo Berthier, Circo Volador

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Hector Castillo Berthier, PhD in sociology, is an investigator, musician,...

Beatriz Magaloni, Violent Crime as a Global Development Challenge

June 2015

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of political...

Alma Garcia, Cauce Ciudadano (Citizen Channel)

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Alma Garcia was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1982.

Beatriz Magaloni (on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico)

June 2015

This speech was given by Beatriz Magaloni on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni and is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio: Beatriz...

Claudia Domínguez, Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 To view a PDF version of the presentation, please visit: ---------- Claudia Domínguez...

Veruska Delfino, Agência de Redes Para Juventude (Network for Youth Agency)

June 2015

 Please note that this talk is in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ---------Speaker Bio: Veruska Delfino is a 26-year-old originally from Maranhão,...

Overview of UNDP Report on Cities and Security

May 2014

Rafael Fernández De Castro is the founder and current chair of the School of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Networks for Youth Agency

May 2014

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.*Marcus Vinícius Faustini is a carioca filmmaker, writer, theater director, cultural activist, and creator of "Networks for Youth Agency" (The Agency).

Violence and Policing in Latin American and US Cities Conference Presentations and Videos

April 2014

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Revisiting Some Stylized Facts about Crime and Violence

April 2014

Dr. Laura Chioda is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Prior to joining the World Bank, Laura was an assistant professor of Economics at Princeton University.

Rutas del Conflicta

April 2014

*This talk is presented in Spanish.* Oscar Parra Castellanos is a journalist specializing in digital media with 10 years of experience writing on politics and human rights issues.

Gang Violence in Chicago: Innovations in Research and Policy

April 2014

Aurélie Ouss is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago. Her work in the economics of crime focuses mainly on understanding the causes and long-termconsequences of high levels of incarceration.

Violence and Crime Social Prevention in Mexico: Ciudad Juarez Strategy

April 2014

Eunice Rendon is an expert in violence and crime prevention, bioethics and in innovation on youth-based strategies for social development.

Prevención de la Violencia: Vivenvia Accion Reflexion

April 2014

*This talk is presented in Spanish.* Carlos Cruz founded Cauce Ciudadano almost 15 years ago. Cauce Ciudadano is a community center aimed at reducing school violence in Mexico.

Programa Jóvenes con Porvenir Govierno de Zapopan

April 2014

Hector Robles is the Mayor of Zapopan, located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He received his MS from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Ph.D. in Public Policy the University of Texas.

Armed Violence in Rio de Janeiro

April 2014

Ignacio Cano is an associate professor in research methodology at the department of social sciences of State University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is also the coordinator of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence (LAV).

USAID Experience in Community Based Crime and Violence Prevention

April 2014

Enrique Roig is coordinator of Central America Regional Security Initiative, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Brazilian Support Service for the Development of Small Businesses in Slums

April 2014

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.* Jose Luiz leads the education and social innovation area for micro entrepreneurs at SEBRAE/RJ.

Stockton's Violence Reduction Initiative and Marshall Plan

April 2014

Eric Jones is the Chief of Police for the Stockton Police Department. His focus is on proactive community policing and furthering partnerships with allied agencies and the community.

The Key to Success in Latin America

April 2014

Dr. Jaana Remes is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco. Since 2003, Jaana has led MGI's research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth.

Sergio Fajardo, Governor or Antioquia, Colombia

April 2014

Sergio Fajardo is the current governor of Antioquia, Colombia. He is an academic who became mayor of Medellín from 2003 to 2007.

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL
Jonathan Furszyfer Research Staff, CDDRL
Perla Gonzalez Administrative Associate, CDDRL
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL