Europe

Scholarly Publications

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

30 Years of World Politics: What Has Changed?

January 2020

Since the publication of the Journal of Democracy began in 1990, the political climate has shifted from one of democratic gains and optimism to what Larry Diamond labels a “democratic recession.”...

Breaking Out of the Democratic Slump

January 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward.

Other Publications

Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age | The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

January 2020

Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age | The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital AgeNew information and communication technologies (ICTs) pose...

Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making

December 2012

By drawing on several cases around the world, this book illuminates the role of crowdsourcing in policy-making.

U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

News

Populism Is a Political Problem That Is Putting Democracy At Risk, Stanford Scholars Say

March 2020

This article was originally published in Stanford News By Melissa DeWitteThe rise of populism – a political argument that pits ordinary people against a corrupt, government elite – is putting...

Global Populism Is On the Rise But There Are Solutions, Say FSI Experts

March 2020

Once associated with Latin American and post-communist democracies, populist parties and politicians have now gained support and power in established democracies.

How to Fix Democracy | Larry Diamond

February 2020

"Freedom is inseparable from human dignity," says LarryDiamond for Bertelsmann Foundation talks on "How to Fix Democracy." The crisis is “bad, deepening, accelerating,” but he suggests several...

Events

Lunch Seminar Series | Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

February 25, 2020

Join Stephen Stedman, Nathaniel Persily, the Cyber Policy Center, and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in an enlightening exploration of the recent report,...

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

The Oppressive regime in Russia. Moral dilemmas and Lack of Liberal Leadership

February 11, 2019

Abstract:Russia has evolved into an autocracy under Putin's 18-year long rule.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

LAD Case Studies

The case studies below are integral teaching tools for the Leadership Academy for Development workshops conducted around the world.
English

Courts, Politics and Human Rights

Human rights play a distinctive role as a “moral touchstone” in international life today.
English

Multimedia

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods, choosing their preferred level of social spending accordingly.

Personal and Party Representation in Contemporary Europe: Effects on Intra-party Dynamics

May 2015

Abstract:This study explores the relationship between elected representatives and the parties they belong to in the European context.

CDDRL Seminar Series Event Media

April 2015

The CDDRL weekly research seminar draws scholars and practitioners to the Center to comment on the most relevant and timely topics impacting the field of democracy, development, and the rule of law.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet