Brazil

Scholarly Publications

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Federalism, Fiscal Authority, and Centralization in Latin America

August 2006

This book explores the politics of fiscal authority, focusing on the centralization of taxation in Latin America during the twentieth century.

Other Publications

Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action in Education in Brazil

August 2010

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

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

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.

News

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

December 2006

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security.

Alberto Diaz, CDDRL Faculty Member, publishes his latest book on "Federalism, Fiscal Authority, and Centralization in Latin America"

November 2006

This book explores the politics of fiscal authority, focusing on the centralization of taxation in Latin America during the twentieth century.

Projects

Program on Poverty and Governance

The Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how effective public action and good governance are essential to...
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Just Supply Chains

Globalization, with its volatile mix of economic opportunity and social disruption, is reorganizing production, redefining work, and provoking fundamental changes in the institutions of economic...
English

Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
English

Multimedia

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.

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).

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,...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL