Democracy

Scholarly Publications

Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy across Subfields

September 2019

Is America in a period of democratic decline?

The Meaning and Limits of Freedom of Expression in Lebanon: Publications Court Jurisprudence on Freedom of Expression vs. Defamation

November 2016

AbstractIn light of the legal issues raised by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) trial (April to June 2015) against the Lebanese Al-Jadeed television on charges of contempt of court and...

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Other Publications

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalizing the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management

April 2015

The year was 1909, and Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester of the United States, faced a terrible personal dilemma.  He had discovered a pattern of corruption in the sale of public lands to developers...

News

What Does Dignity Have to Do with Liberal Democracy? Listen Now

September 2019

Liberal democracy is being challenged by populist nationalist leaders and they’re fanning the flames of identity politics.

Are Strong Parties the Answer?

August 2019

"Responsible Parties convincingly shows that across many countries narrow interests can subvert or coopt the policy-making process.

The wrong US response to Russia and China may trigger a “new Cold War.”

August 2019

If America frames its response to Russia and China as one of “civilizational struggle,” Diamond says, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will only get stronger. Listen and read here. 

Events

Tunisia's Vital Election: Democratic Consolidation in a Divided Society

September 9, 2019

ABSTRACTThis lecture will consider the challenge of moving from a negotiated transition to a consolidated democracy as exemplified by the case critical of Tunisia.

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Let's Talk Ukraine: A Discussion of Current Events with UELP Fellows

September 4, 2019

Please join the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program to meet the third cohort of fellows. The event will be followed by a reception and networking from 5:30-7:00pm.

Projects

CDDRL Special Events

The CDDRL special events draw 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.
English

Online course on technology for accountability launches in English and Arabic

The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free...
English

Arab Reform and Democracy Speaker Series

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) speaker series seeks to promote critical discussions around questions of political change, social and economic rights, power and resistance in the...
English

Multimedia

Interview with Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission

August 2016

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, interviewed Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission (KPK), on the margins of a special event showcasing...

Corruption in Argentina: A Conversation with Laura Alonso

July 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Laura Alonso, head of Argentina's Anti-Corruption Office in Buenos Aires on the new administration, corruption and politics in Argentina.  The interview took place on May 30, 2016 during the...

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,...

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science