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Silicon Valley and Asian Economies

February 2, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by NHK WORLD, Global Agenda, and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.About NHK and Global AgendaNHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcast service....

Electoral System Reform

March 14, 2014

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the...

Urban Taiwan’s State-Structured Neighborhood Governance: Deepening Democracy, Partisan Civic Engagement, Inverted Class Bias

January 21, 2014

Abstract: Taiwan's system of neighborhood-level governance has origins in institutions of local control employed by both the Republican-era Kuomintang and the Japanese colonizers.

A Postscript to the 1943 Cairo Conference: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Chinese Dilemma

December 6, 2013

 Abstract: That the Cairo Conference has been overshadowed by the wartime summits at Teheran and Yalta is understandable given the start of the Cold War in Europe almost immediately after the...

Putin's Russia: The Challenges Of Engagement

October 17, 2013

John Sloan was appointed Canada’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Armenia and Uzbekistan in August 2010.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan's Future Development Strategy

October 11, 2013

Abstract: On October 11 and 12th, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, in cooperation with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center,...

Bureaucratic Autonomy and Dysfunctions of the American State

April 18, 2013

Speaker Bio: Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

The 18th Party Congress and Institutionalization in Chinese Leadership Politics

January 25, 2013

The road to the 18th Party Congress was contentious, leading to its delayed convocation.

60 Years Later: The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia

December 4, 2012

Sixty years have passed since the signing and enactment of the San Francisco Peace Treaty.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

Patterns of Elderly Life Expectancy in Three Chinese Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei

April 30, 2012

Life expectancy at aged 65 is remarkably similar in the three Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, even though the cities differ in levels of socioeconomic development, health systems...

A Critique of Repressive Approaches to Combat Human Trafficking

March 14, 2012

Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

The Taiwan Presidential Election: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations and U.S. Policy

February 28, 2012

Abstract:      While the reelection of Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, relieved concerns about an immediate deterioration in cross-Strait relations, the future of ties between Beijing and Taipei...

The 2012 Taiwan Elections: What Happened and Why?

January 25, 2012

Abstract: The 2012 Republic of China presidential and legislative elections to be held on January 14th mark the fifth presidential and seventh national legislative direct elections in Taiwan....

Digital Dissidents: Inside Egypt's Youth Movement, 2008—2012

January 20, 2012

AbstractTwo and half years before there was anything called the “Arab Spring,” Wired contributing editor David Wolman traveled to Egypt to research and write about tech-savvy dissidents protesting...

Building Institutions under Foreign Occupation: Police Reform in Colonial Taiwan versus the Philippines

January 19, 2012

Abstract: What explains the success and failure of institution-building under foreign occupations?

How Does Democracy Lead to Transparency?: Enacting Freedom of Information Laws around the World

November 17, 2011

Abstract That democratic governments tend to be more transparent than autocracies is a relatively well-established fact.

Colonialism, Collaboration, and Criminality: How Europe and East Asia Confront the Memory and Legacy of World War II

June 16, 2011

Even though the last of the remaining aged survivors of the Second World War who fought and suffered through its horrors are now dying out, interpretations of what happened remain politically and...

Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series : Reparations, Restitution, and Transitional Justice

March 9, 2011

Larry May is a political philosopher who has written on conceptual issues in collective and shared responsibility, as well as normative issues in international criminal law.

War as Punishment

February 11, 2011

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy, and the Acting Director of the Center on National Security and the Law. Luban received his B.A.

Taiwan's Sovereign Status and the Neglected Taipei Treaty of 1952

January 24, 2011

This is a CDDRL special seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Is the Sky Falling on the Content Industries?

November 19, 2010

Mark Lemley is the William H.

Thailand's Lost Consolidation: Democracy and Monarchy in Transition

April 22, 2010

Despite its frequent military coups, Thai democracy was practically a textbook case of successful transition during the 1980s and 1990s.


Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Maiko Ichihara Visiting Scholar, CDDRL