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Indonesia: Democratic Hopes, Institutional Woes

December 6, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program andthe Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Indonesia features Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and dynamic democracy, but debilitating...

CDDRL Weekly Research Seminar featuring Honor Student Awardees

May 31, 2018

TITLE:  The China Wide Web:  The information Dilemma and the Domestsication of  Cyberspace Qitong Tom CaoMajor:  Political Science; Computer Science (minor); MS&E (Computational Social Science)...

Taiwan’s Three Challenges Ahead: The Economy, Cross-Strait Relations, and Democracy

April 11, 2018

This event is closed.  Speaker Bio:The 12th and 13th President (2008-2016) of the Republic of China (Taiwan)                          Ma Ying-jeou was born in 1950 in Hong Kong, and emigrated in...

Business associations and local taxation in Southeast Asia

February 22, 2018

Abstract:At their best, decentralizing reforms make government more accountable to citizens and empower local governments to invest in their own development.

Sittwe Film Screening & Panel Discussion About Rakhine State, Burma

November 6, 2017

Sittwe gives voice to two teenagers separated by conflict and segregation in Burma’s Rakhine state, Phyu Phyu Than, a Rohingya girl and Aung San Myint, a Buddhist boy.

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

October 13, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Southeast Asia Program Who is Rodrigo Duterte?  How did he become president of the...

Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

June 8, 2017

Abstract:In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

CANCELLED -- Deliberative Polling in Mongolia: From Urban Governance to Constitutional Amendments

May 23, 2017

Speaker(s) Bio:Zandanshatar Gombojav, Member of Parliament, having recently served as the General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, Mongolia's largest party by membership.

Can Cash Boost Governance in Poor Countries?

May 8, 2017

Abstract:One policy option for countries reliant on natural resources is to share part of the revenues directly with citizens, an idea known as oil to cash.

Planning for the Occupation of Japan (Event cancelled)

April 27, 2017

Abstract:The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Empowering progress: Reformism and State-Building in the Philippines

March 21, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Southeast Asia Program  The Philippines is typically characterized as a weak, even patrimonial, state in which...

Dictatorship and Information

March 9, 2017

Abstract:How do autocracies collect information on popular discontent?

1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from China

February 9, 2017

Abstract:Media censorship is considered as the hallmark of authoritarian regimes. Why don’t citizens acquire uncensored info despite the low cost availability?

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

The Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 8, 2016

 Speaker Bio:Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.

History and Democracy in Contemporary India

October 24, 2016

Abstract:Sunil Khilnani’s new book, Incarnations, tells India’s history through 50 biographical essays, ranging from the Buddha to a contemporary billionaire.

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from 260 Cases of Collusive Corruption

October 20, 2016

Abstract:“Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their...

China's Quality of Government in Comparative Perspective

October 13, 2016

Abstract: China's government alternately appears in western scholarship as an idealized meritocracy or a corrupt cohort of venal officials.

A New Era in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement: Front Line Perspectives from Two Student Leaders

April 11, 2016

AbstractTwo student leaders and activists will discuss the new era of Hong Kong's democracy movement with prospects for the future of Hong Kong after 2047. Speaker Bios Joshua Chi-fung Wong (left),...

Authoritarian Responsiveness: Evidence from China

March 31, 2016

Abstract:A growing body of research suggests that authoritarian regimes are responsive to societal actors, but we know little about the sources and limitations of authoritarian responsiveness...

Empowering the World: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Foreign Policy

February 22, 2016

Please note: the start time for this event has been moved from 3:00 to 3:15pm.Join FSI Director Michael McFaul in conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy...

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

Autocracy: Toward an Integrated Analytical Framework

February 10, 2016

Abstract:The study of autocracy is arguably one of the most visible fields in political science, producing an already voluminous and still growing literature.

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Ma Ngok Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL