United States

Scholarly Publications

Follow the Leader

March 2018

A year into the Trump Administration, the health and stability of American democracy remain an open question.

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Transparency and Governance

October 2015

Bruce Cain argues in "The American Interest" that greater transparency can undermine good governance by allowing undue influence of discrete interests and by creating inefficiencies.

Other Publications

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

July 2018

In March 2018 the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, a part of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia- Pacific Research Center, convened a workshop that...

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management

April 2015

The year was 1909, and Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester of the United States, faced a terrible personal dilemma.  He had discovered a pattern of corruption in the sale of public lands to developers...

News

American Institutions Are Holding Up—But Are Americans?

September 2018

"The midterm elections in November will be some of the most important in American history.

A Victory For Democratic Reform

June 2018

"In what may be looked back upon as the most important election in the United States in 2018, the voters of Maine rejected political cynicism on Tuesday and preserved ranked-choice voting (RCV) for...

CDDRL's Stephen Stedman receives Stanford’s 2018 Dinkelspiel award

June 2018

CDDRL Deputy Director Stephen J. Stedman received the 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award For Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education.

Events

#Republic: Divided Democracy in an Age of Social Media

February 13, 2017

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy.

Election 2016: Recapping the Presidential Race

October 10, 2016

**We are no longer accepting RSVPs. This event is at capacity. Please join us via Facebook Live.** The Presidential Election of 2016 has been unlike any in modern American history.

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

Projects

PovGov Conferences

The Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) conferences bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and citizens to reflect on how the countries in Latin America are meeting the...
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Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective

AboutThe Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective was inaugurated in 2013 within Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
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Economic Consequences of Violence

The Poverty and Governance Program has an ongoing research agenda aiming to evaluate the impact of drug-related violence on economic activity.
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Multimedia

What the U.S. Election Means for Both Sides of the Border

December 2016

In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential elections, on November 28, Stanford faculty from Anthropology, English and Political Science join students and staff for a discussion on perspectives on the U.S.

Election 2016: Recapping the Presidential Race

November 2016

The Presidential Election of 2016 has been unlike any in modern American history. How did voters decide between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton?

Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

October 2016

Abstract:From the botched attempt to rescue the U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter and the missed intelligence on Al Qaeda before 9-11 under George W.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Didi Kuo Research Scholar Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Rebecca Louise Perlman CDDRL Research Affiliate
Laura Jakli CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19
Roya Pakzad Academic Program Professional, CDDRL