Scholarly Publications

Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization

December 2003

Synthesizing decades of sociological work at Stanford University on the development of the modern nation-state system since World War II, contributors argue that striking similarities increasingly...

Globalization, Power and Authority

December 2003

The basic argument of this article is that the globalization perspective in all of its variations (and there are many) exaggerates the amount of change in the contemporary global system.


International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Cohen's 10-week course on poverty and development now available on YouTube

March 2008

Full video of the course on poverty and development that Program on Global Justice Director Joshua Cohen moderated from September to November 2007 is now available online at

Studying Islam, Strengthening The Nation

April 2005

It remains painfully true, more than three years after Sept. 11, that even highly educated Americans know little about the Arab Middle East.

Old Events

Quest for the Next Wave of High Tech Industry Growth

April 17, 2003

The trend for globalization of high-tech industries has gained momentum during the last few years. In particular, the Asia Pacific region has become an increasingly important market for U.S.

The 'Upstream' Problem in Constitutionalism

May 18, 2005

Eugene Mazo is a post-doctoral fellow and research scholar at CDDRL, a John M.

We Are All Pingpu: Notes on the Pingpu Identity in Contemporary Taiwanese Society

May 18, 2005

Since the 1980s, simultaneous trends in Taiwan toward globalization and localization have contributed to people's construction of a past promoting local solidarity.


Globalization and Human Rights

Since World War II, a major element of globalization has involved the expansion of human rights norms, rules, and institutions.  This broad movement represents a dramatic shift from earlier...

Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...


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.

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...