Violence

Scholarly Publications

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,...

Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence

October 2006

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

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.

Other Publications

A Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq

June 2007

While the debate to "surge" or "withdraw" troops continues, Larry Diamond, Coordinator of the Democracy Program at CDDRL, along with Carlos Pascual, writes on the need for a diplomatic strategy to...

Prospects for Democratic Development in Africa

December 1997

Although Africa has been one of the least democratic regions of the world, it has been experiencing widespread pressures for democratic change since 1990.

U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

News

Groundbreaking research into dropout rates in Mexican schools released

September 2012

The Program on Poverty and Governance released a research update on the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico.

Latest research examines link between violence and economic growth

February 2013

In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in...

Failing Civics

April 2013

As Jordan strives to build a university system in line with its ambitious economic goals, tribal violence on campus remains a stumbling block.

Events

Workshop: The movement of suicide bombing and how it is reflected in our thinking about social behavior in the social sciences

November 22, 2002

The act of suicide can take many forms and is an old "way out". However, the act always engenders some sort of statement in the community left behind.

Lebanon, Hezbollah and Israel: What Really Happened and What Does It Mean?

October 24, 2006

Rami Khouri, editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, talks about the war in Lebanon, its fallout for Lebanese society and government, and its impact on the region's power dynamics...

Democracy's True Cost

February 28, 2007

About the Speaker:Sheri Berman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Projects

Program on Economic Performance

Nearly half the world's population - some 2.8 billion people - lives on less than two dollars per day. The gap between the rich and the poor is vast.
English

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

Multimedia

Violence and Policing in Latin American and US Cities Conference Presentations and Videos

April 2014

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

Overview of UNDP Report on Cities and Security

May 2014

Rafael Fernández De Castro is the founder and current chair of the School of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Alma Garcia, Cauce Ciudadano (Citizen Channel)

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Alma Garcia was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1982.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL