Democracy

Scholarly Publications

Liberalism and Its Discontents

A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order.

Democracy's Arc: From Resurgent to Imperiled

In his final essay as co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, Larry Diamond calls this moment the darkest for freedom in a half-century. Whether democracy regains its footing will depend...

Transition Arrested

Nate Grubman shows how the repeated failures of Tunisia’s once-promising democratic transition created a crisis ripe for exploitation by a populist outsider

Other Publications

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...

Conference Report: Lobbying and Campaign Finance [November 2014]

April 2015

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Conference Report: Electoral Systems Reform in the U.S. [Mar. 2014]

January 2015

The Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a workshop on electoral systems on March 14-15, 2014.

News

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

July 2022

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic...

Pushing Back on Putin: The Fight for Democracy Within Russia

July 2022

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and current visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains the roots of Russia's pro-democracy movement and the importance of its success to Russia, Ukraine, and the future...

Will the Jan. 6 hearings make a difference? Stanford scholar discusses how they might shift public perception

June 2022

The hearings will be a test for the Republican Party, and whether or not it can successfully disavow its extremist wing, says Stanford scholar.

Old Events

Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

The Troubling State of India's Democracy

November 12, 2021

About the Session: Join Dinsha Mistree, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and in the Rule of Law Program at Stanford Law School, to discuss "The Troubling State of India's Democracy," a...

Thinking about Democracy and Revolution: Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

October 13, 2021

Egypt’s 2011 uprising is widely held to be a case of either failed democratic transition or inauthentic revolution.

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 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

headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
mousa Salma Mousa Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
thumbnail leah1 small Leah R. Rosenzweig Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Aytuğ Şaşmaz Aytuğ Şaşmaz Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Christopher Carothers Christopher Carothers Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Hans Lueders Hans Lueders Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Sasha Jason Program Manager, CDDRL
jc headshot2014 Joanne Camantigue Finance and Research Manager, CDDRL