Northeast Asia

Scholarly Publications

HOW THE BELT AND ROAD GAINED STEAM: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RISE IN GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

May 2019

Western observers have raised concerns over the rise and now predominance of Chinese state-backed bilateral lending in international infrastructure development.

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

January 2014

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies.Numerous works deal with...

Local Government Reform in China in the Past Ten Years: An Evaluation based on the Chinese Local Governance Innovation Awards

June 2013

Abstract: This paper discusses several issues regarding innovations in Chinese local governments in the past 10 years, through analyzing past applications of the Chinese Local Governance...

Other Publications

Conference Report: Trans-Pacific Partnership [Oct. 2013]

January 2014

On Oct. 11-12, 2013, the Taiwan Democracy Project convened a conference on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan’s Future Development Strategy” at Stanford.

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

May 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize...

News

Report cites concerns about Chinese influence on American institutions

December 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...

A Least Worst Option on North Korea

May 2017

"If the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons were easy to solve, the problem would have been solved long ago.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Events

The Possible Approaches for Defusing Tensions in the South China Sea: A Taiwanese Perspective

September 8, 2015

In this talk, Wellington Shih will provide a historical and legal overview of the Republic of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Special Event: Videoconference with President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

June 3, 2015

**LIVE WEBCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.** On June 2, 2015, the Taiwan Democracy Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will...

Special Event - Taiwan 2014 Municipal Elections Roundtable

December 2, 2014

AbstractOn November 29, 2014, Taiwan's electorate will go to the polls to select thousands of ward chiefs, hundreds of council members, and dozens of mayors and county executives.

Projects

The Governance Project

The Governance Project at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to better conceptualize and measure governance.
English

Annual Conference on Taiwan Democracy

Each year, CDDRL's  Taiwan Democracy Project organizes at least one public conference addressing some of the challenges confronting Taiwan's democratic development, in comparative perspective.
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

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL