Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

What Would a Second Trump Term Do to the Federal Bureaucracy?

April 2020

American public service is under grave threat.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

December 2015

At the end of Chen Shui-bian’s two terms as the president of Taiwan, his tenure was widely viewed as a disappointment, if not an outright failure.

Other Publications

Small Battle in a Big War: The Post-Maidan Transformation of the National Bank of Ukraine

July 2019

At the end of 2014, Ukraine faces a series of challenges: constant friction between supporters of Russia and supporters of the West brought about by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, negative growth...

Administrative Decentralization in Peru

April 2015

Alejandro Toledo’s election as Peru’s first indigenous president, in 2001, symbolized increased political participation to people who were also “from the provinces” or the rural countryside....

Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart

May 2013

Stanford's Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy discuss the implications of America's switch to an all-volunteer force.

News

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

May 2021

Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

Events

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

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Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

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Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

Projects

Program on Human Rights Winter Speaker Series

U.S. Human Rights NGOs and International Human RightsMany U.S. human rights non-government organizations, including the U.S. philanthropic sector, work on international human rights.
English

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.
English

Multimedia

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

The Politics of Higher Education in India

January 2016

Abstract:India has the third largest system of higher education in the world, with many expecting this system to drive India's economic development going forward.

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

People

michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
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Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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