Policy Analysis

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.

30 Years of World Politics: What Has Changed?

January 2020

Since the publication of the Journal of Democracy began in 1990, the political climate has shifted from one of democratic gains and optimism to what Larry Diamond labels a “democratic recession.”...

Other Publications

Brick Kilns in Bangladesh

March 2020

Bangladesh is situated on the deltas of several large rivers passing into the Bay of Bengal. The country’s location on this alluvial plain means there is little natural rock available for use in...

Mining Toromocho and Resettling Morococha

March 2020

It’s August 2013, and the Mining and Metallurgical Geological Institute of Peru (INGEMMET) is considering issuance of a report declaring the Morococha district a high-risk zone.

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...

News

Good to Be Back Again: Reflections on the 2022 Leadership Network for Change Reunion

November 2022

Over the weekend of August 13-15, 2022, CDDRL hosted a reunion for the LNC community on campus at Stanford. It was the first global meeting and an exciting opportunity to bring together all...

Russian History Expert Stephen Kotkin Appointed FSI Senior Fellow

September 2022

Kotkin’s research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, global political economy, and modernism in the arts and politics.

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...

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...

America in One Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll

November 17, 2021

America in One Room: Climate and Energy, a Helena project, is the largest controlled experiment with "in-depth deliberation" ever held in the U.S.

Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human rights in Turkey

September 15, 2021

Osman Kavala, a Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader, has been in jail for four years without conviction.

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

Program Overview  |  Background and Rationale  |  Training Program  |  Curriculum   |  Case Studies  |  Partnership  |  LAD Around the World  |  Lectures  | Student Testimonials | Interviews |...
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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

carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science