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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.

Bridging Regions, Strengthening Ties: The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) in Malaysia

February 2019

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian nation strategically located along major regional trade routes.

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

News

Identity Politics – The Demand for Dignity and the Nation State’s Future

March 2019

Watch Francis Fukuyama's lecture he gave in Vienna in March, 2019 on Identity and the Nation State’s Future as part of The ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks 2019. Full video here.

U.S. INDOPACOM hosts Stanford FSI faculty and fellows visit

March 2019

  A group of 20 faculty and fellows participate in an orientation visit to Indo-Pacific Command headquarters, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 21–22, 2019, organized and sponsored by the U.S.-Asia...

A Remedy for Government Shutdowns: “No Play, No Pay.”

February 2019

Bruce E. Cain tells The American Interest that a constitutional amendment could be just the incentive members of Congress need to compromise in the face of government shutdowns. Read it here. 

Events

The Populist Citizen

March 14, 2019

Abstract:To what extent do European citizens have a populist view of politics? Under what conditions are these populist attitudes more prevalent?

The Cyber Security Threat: Lessons Learned from Devastating Attacks in Ukraine and the US

March 14, 2019

Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of cyber attacks originating in Russia that target the United States, European Union and EU member-states.

Kleptocracy: A Discussion with Charles Davidson, Jeffrey Gedmin, and Oleksandra Ustinova

March 7, 2019

*/ Kleptocracy--well-organized elite corruption--has come to characterize Russia and much of the post-Communist space, and is one of the chief obstacles to democratic development as well as...

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

CDDRL Special Events

The CDDRL special events draw scholars and practitioners to the Center to comment on the most relevant and timely topics impacting the field of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
English

Online course on technology for accountability launches in English and Arabic

The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free...
English

Multimedia

Deconstructing World Culture: The rise of legal restrictions on foreign funding to NGOs, 1994-2015

June 2017

Abstract:There is a growing backlash against the liberal and neoliberal economic, political and social ideologies that have dominated the globe since the 1980s.

Social Movements and the Networked Public Sphere: The Complexities of Empowerment and Fragility

May 2017

Speaker Bio:Zeynep Tufekci, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, writes about the social impacts of technology.

How Accountable?: Assessing Developments in Accountability at Multilateral Development Banks

May 2017

Abstract:Within the last fifteen years, nine multilateral development banks (MDBs) have established internal accountability offices (IAOs).  These IAOs, the most well-known of which is the World Bank Inspection Panel, allow communities within...

People

Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution