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A Stake in the Heart of Lipset's Law? Indonesia versus Modernization Theory

April 8, 2009

Seymour Martin Lipset famously claimed that the more well-to-do a nation is, the greater the chance that it will sustain democracy.  This "law" fits the experience of several countries in Northeast...

Late Democratizers? Developmentalism in Pacific Asia

March 2, 2009

Some theorists of modernization have influentially claimed that successful "late industrialization" led by developmental states creates economies too complex, social structures too differentiated,...

Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud

November 4, 2008

Why is there so much alleged electoral fraud in new democracies? Most scholarship focuses on the proximate cause of electoral competition.

Cross-Coupling of International and National Law. Gender Labor Market Non-Discrimination Legislation 1958 - 2005

April 22, 2008

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Laws of Others: Three Constitutionalist Responses to Interdependence

April 4, 2008

Jan-Werner Mueller's research interests include the history of modern political thought, liberalism and its critics, nationalism, and the normative dimensions of European integration.

The Spirit of Democracy

January 22, 2008

Stanford's Larry Diamond will discuss his forthcoming book, The Spirit of Democracy.

"Democracy Promotion and Civil Society: Six Models in Search of Reality"

November 20, 2007

Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto.

Taiwan and the New U.S. Strategic Environment

October 26, 2007

This is a CDDRL's Special Event within our Democracy in Taiwan Program.

Russia's Foreign Policy: The Substance behind the Tough Talk

June 5, 2007

Dmitri Trenin is a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment, the deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and chair of its Foreign and Security Policy Program.

Social Protection Around the World

November 10, 2004

Isabela Mares, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Victoria Schuck Faculty Scholar will discuss social security and social protection systems in the developed and developing world.

Areas of Limited Sovereignty

October 6, 2004

Professor Thomas Risse of Freie University in Berlin, Germany will lead off the weekly CDDRL research seminar on October 6 at 12 pm.
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