Policy Analysis

Scholarly Publications

The Meaning and Limits of Freedom of Expression in Lebanon: Publications Court Jurisprudence on Freedom of Expression vs. Defamation

November 2016

AbstractIn light of the legal issues raised by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) trial (April to June 2015) against the Lebanese Al-Jadeed television on charges of contempt of court and...

Transparency and Governance

October 2015

Bruce Cain argues in "The American Interest" that greater transparency can undermine good governance by allowing undue influence of discrete interests and by creating inefficiencies.

A Method to Reduce Type 1 Error while Maintaining Power Using Split Samples

August 2015

Abstract:We discuss a method aimed at reducing the risk that spurious results are published. Researchers send their datasets to an independent third party who randomly generates training and...

Other Publications

Is it Possible to Say No to China? The Case of the Kirchner-Cepernic Dams in Argentine Patagonia

April 2019

This case analyzes Argentinian President Macri’s decision to continue or suspend the construction of two mega dams financed by Chinese banks in the Santa Cruz River.

Luxury or Priority? Ethiopia Wants a Light Rail

February 2019

The Ethiopian government is planning on constructing the country’s first light rail in its capital city Addis Ababa.

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

News

Cina and the Global Challenge to Democracy

June 2019

 Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic, and social institutions of democracies, including subnational...

R. Kent Weaver joins CDDRL as visiting scholar

January 2019

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome R.

Don’t Undermine Democratic Values in the Name of Democracy

December 2017

How NOT to regulate social media: "To say that digital technology has disrupted society is already a cliché.

Events

Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

A New Approach to Economic Development

February 8, 2019

AbstractFrom the point of view of institutional economics, growth is related to the implementation and enforcement of property rights.

Making Democracy Work: Ukrainian Reforms Architecture

January 31, 2019

After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has faced a challenging combination: Hybrid war from Russia side and economic and institutional collapse.

Projects

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...
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Leadership Academy for Development

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Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective

AboutThe Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective was inaugurated in 2013 within Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
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Multimedia

Expanding the Community of Fate

November 2015

Abstract:This research explores the conditions under which government actors and citizens recognize and incorporate the interests of others in their policy decisions and actions.

Remarks at MIT: Renewal or Retrenchment - U.S. Grand Strategy in a Volatile World

June 2015

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, presented remarks at the MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Office Branch Seminar, "Renewal or Retrenchment: U.S.

A Framework for Comparative Analysis of Governance Conditions in Health Systems

April 2015

AbstractGovernance is exceptionally complex in health systems. Part of the complexity lies in the differences between these systems; especially across countries.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School