State-building

Scholarly Publications

Putin as a State-Builder

December 2005

If Vladimir Putin were to be asked whether he has been performing as an effective state-builder during the almost five years of his presidency, he would surely reply in the affirmative.

Imperial Designs, Empirical Dilemmas: Why Foreign-Led State Building Fails

June 2005

Proponents of foreign-led state building or shared sovereignty arrangements have exaggerated the ability of powerful states to foster institutions in developing countries.

Is More Better? Evaluating External-Led State Building After 1989

April 2006

External-led state building is at the forefront of international security governance; it has been called "a growth industry"; and it is, against the backdrop of the US-led intervention in Iraq,...

Other Publications

Access to Financial Resources for Local Companies: Revitalizing Brazil's Stock Exchange

March 2015

This case focuses on the importance of creating a local stock market that serves as an attractive source of financing for growth-oriented small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

Getting Special Economic Zones to Work in Tanzania

March 2015

Tanzania spent years trying to attract foreign investment using Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Establishing the Individual Credit Registry System in China

April 2015

This case examines (i) why governments must play a leadership role to ensure the creation of a credit information system (CIS) that is designed to encourage banks and other domestic financial...

News

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

Erik Jensen and students shaping rule of law in Afghanistan

March 2011

The Stanford Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) led by CDDRL faculty Erik Jensen recently traveled to Afghanistan.

Why Nation Building Is a Known Unknowable

January 2005

Understanding that nation building is a "known unknowable" is crucial for redirecting intervention where it can be more effective.

Events

Enforcing the Peace: There Aren't Enough Canadians

January 27, 2005

Kimberly Marten is a tenured associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and also teaches at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

State-building: A Framework for Thinking about the Transfer of Institutions to Developing Countries

May 14, 2004

Francis Fukuyama is Dean of Faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H.

Projects

Experiments in Governance in Developing Countries Project (EGAP)

Policymakers, funding agencies, and implementing organizations are increasingly focused on identifying the most effective strategies for promoting development.
English

State Building and the Rule of Law

The establishment of rule of law is an integral component of state development.
English

Law and Economy in India

India, the world's largest democracy, is a country of contrasts. Not the least among these is the tremendous economic diversity of India's states.
English

People

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