Democracy

Scholarly Publications

Reassessing American Democracy: The Enduring Challenge of Racial Exclusion

June 2020

American democracy is in trouble.

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

April 2020

American public service is under grave threat.

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

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

Scholars and Human Rights Advocates Speak out in Support of Egyptian Civil Society

November 2020

Statement in Support of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) [The following statement was issued by a group of scholars and human rights advocates in support of the Egyptian...

Ziad Abu-Rish Analyzes the Trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising [VIDEO]

May 2020

In a webinar dated, May 27, 2020, Ohio University Historian Ziad Abu-Rish analyzed the trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the contemporary political scene....

Samer Abboud Examines the Politics of Exclusion in Syria [VIDEO]

May 2020

In a webinar dated May 12, 2020, Villanova University Scholar Samer Abboud examined the emergent "illiberal peace" in Syria.

Events

January 6th and the Crisis of American Democracy

January 8, 2021

  REGISTER HERE   Trump’s presidency has destabilized American democracy, culminating in the violent events at the United States Capitol while Congress certified the 2020 election results on...

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

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.
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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...
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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...
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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

Larry Diamond hs Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Amr Hamzawy Headshot Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL, Associate Professor, Political Science
metzger headshot Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
thumbnail leah1 small Leah R. Rosenzweig Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
tesalia Tesalia Rizzo Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Erin Baggott Carter Headshot Erin Baggott Carter Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Michael Albertus Headshot Michael Albertus Visiting Scholar, CDDRL