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Scholarly Publications

Clientelism, Capitalism, and Democracy

August 2018

Political parties in the United States and Britain used clientelism and patronage to govern throughout the nineteenth century.

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World

December 2009

This volume brings together a distinguished group of scholars working on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven...

Other Publications

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

Change the Focus on Iraq

September 2002

PALO ALTO, CALIF.A year ago, a group of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked the United States using box cutters as their weapons and citing extremist versions of Islamic fundamentalism...

News

Casper shares insights into speeches from his presidency

February 2014

Academic freedom was a recurring theme during Gerhard Casper's eight years at the helm of Stanford.

Introducing the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows

September 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to introduce the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows.

Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud

July 2013

Why is there so much alleged electoral fraud in new democracies? Most scholarship focuses on the proximate cause of electoral competition.

Events

Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better

April 17, 2014

Abstract: Professor Schuck's new book first identifies the endemic  ineffectiveness of much federal domestic policy as a major cause of public disaffection with Washington.  This disaffection has...

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution

February 13, 2014

Speaker bio: Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Regionalism and State Weakness

February 6, 2014

  Abstract: Scholars of state development have paid insufficient attention to the question of regionalism; too often modeling state-building as the extension of the authority of a 'center' over...

Projects

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
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Patrick Chamorel Research Scholar, CDDRL, Lecturer in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) Program
Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet