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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?

Reelection, Political Selection, and Economic Development

March 7, 2019

Abstract: We assemble novel data from approximately 120 countries around the world on recent reelection rates of legislators to the national lower house of representatives.

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

February 28, 2019

Abstract:Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy?

Dissident Resilience to Repression: The Case of Pinochet's Chile

February 14, 2019

Abstract:Why do some dissident groups survive government repression while others get eliminated?

Coping with Polarizing-cum-Transforming Politics and Democratic Decay

February 7, 2019

Abstract:Severe polarization is a global threat that has detrimental effects on democracy and well-being.

Lean Impact: Innovation to Accelerate Global Development

January 31, 2019

Abstract:Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, it's already clear we will fall short on our current trajectory.

Defending Free Assembly in the Digital World: A Roundtable with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association

January 28, 2019

Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, UC...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2019

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...

Democracy and Financial Crisis

January 17, 2019

Abstract:Existing scholarship attributes various political and economic advantages to democratic governance. These advantages may make more democratic countries prone to financial crises.

Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

January 16, 2019

Join members from the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age for a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Frank Fukuyama, Director of the Center on Democracy,...

What Do Donors Want?

January 10, 2019

Abstract:Influential theories indicate concern that campaign donors exert outsized political influence.

Indigenous Identity in Latin America

November 29, 2018

Abstract:Today, nearly 9% of people in Latin America identify as Indigenous, ranging from 2% in Argentina to 30% in Guatemala with high within-country variation.

PDI Seminar Series – Changing Media Landscape

November 27, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

PDI Seminar Series – Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

November 26, 2018

Author Yochai Benkler sits down with Kelly Born to discuss Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics.

The Political Geography of Electoral Autocracies

November 15, 2018

Abstract:In electoral autocracies, why do some citizens view the state as autocratic, while others see it as democratic and legitimate?

PDI Seminar Series – Political Advertising

November 13, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

The Midterm Elections

November 8, 2018

Two days after the midterm elections, join a panel of Stanford experts to discuss the election outcomes.

PDI Seminar Series – Hate Speech

November 6, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

Follow the Echo Chamber: Ideological Sorting on Twitter

November 1, 2018

Abstract:While numerous studies examine the relationship between social media and political behavior, scholars continue to debate its effects on political polarization.

PDI Seminar Series – Algorithms and Bias

October 30, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

Repression, dissent, and poverty in Zimbabwe

October 25, 2018

Abstract:State repression is used in many countries by unpopular regimes. Why does repression deter dissent in some cases, but encourage it in others?

PDI Seminar Series – Safety, Security, and Election Integrity

October 23, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

PDI Seminar Series – Polarization & Echo Chambers

October 16, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

PDI Seminar Series – Disinformation, Misinformation, and Online Propaganda

October 9, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

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Gustavo Robles Research Associate
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Didi Kuo Research Scholar Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Laura Jakli CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19
R. Kent Weaver Visiting Professor, Winter/Spring 2019
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL
Roya Pakzad Academic Program Professional, CDDRL