Skip to:

Peacekeeping

Scholarly Publications

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

Africa's Revolutionary Deficit

July 2007

Somalia is once again on the front page--and the news isn't pretty.

Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence

October 2006

Some rebel groups abuse noncombatant populations, while others exhibit restraint.

Other Publications

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

News

CDDRL co-hosts conference on state-strengthening in Afghanistan

March 2015

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), in partnership with Chatham House and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), recently held a conference on state...

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).

Events

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 10, 2015

**To RSVP, please email Jessie Brunner at jbrunner@stanford.edu.**AbstractAs the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Projects

Community Perceptions of Public Security and Policing in Rio Favelas

BACKGROUNDIn attempts to complement the ongoing work on police use of violence and the pacification policy conducted by the Program on Poverty and Governance for the past three years (for this...
English

An Impact Evaluation of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)

BACKGROUNDSince 2008, Rio de Janeiro has implemented a new public security policy called the “Pacification”, a police strategy with full support from the Federal government that aims to improve the...
English

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow