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Reassessing American Democracy: The Enduring Challenge of Racial Exclusion

June 2020

American democracy is in trouble.

Political Reform and American Democracy

March 2020

The 2016 election brought into sharp relief the anomalies and imperfections of our democratic institutions.

Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy across Subfields

September 2019

Is America in a period of democratic decline?

HOW THE BELT AND ROAD GAINED STEAM: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RISE IN GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

May 2019

Western observers have raised concerns over the rise and now predominance of Chinese state-backed bilateral lending in international infrastructure development.

Governance Innovation for a Connected World: Protecting Free Expression, Diversity and Civic Engagement in the Global Digital Ecosystem

November 2018

The emergence of a global digital ecosystem has been a boon for global communication and the democratization of the means of distributing information.

Follow the Leader

March 2018

A year into the Trump Administration, the health and stability of American democracy remain an open question.

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

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.

Polarization and Partisanship

October 2015

In an article in the American Interest, Didi Kuo argues that understanding the causes of polarization -- whether rooted in a polarized electorate, or rooted in the ideological extremism of campaign...

Electoral Systems and Polarization

October 2015

In an article in "The American Interest", Larry Diamond advocates electoral system reforms, including top-two and ranked-choice voting, as a potential antidote to partisan polarization.

Regulating Campaigns Online

October 2015

In "The American Interest", Nate Persily discusses the challenge of applying current regulatory frameworks to the world of online campaigns and digital technology.

Transparency and Governance

October 2015

Bruce Cain argues in "The American Interest" that greater transparency can undermine good governance by allowing undue influence of discrete interests and by creating inefficiencies.

Electoral Integrity in the United States

October 2015

Stephen Stedman argues in 'The American Interest" that efforts to improve American electoral integrity through reforms such as non-partisan election administration can protect the vote and restore...

Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary

December 2014

Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E.

Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies

November 2012

Description from Stanford University Press:The impact of public law depends on how politicians secure control of public organizations, and how these organizations in turn are used to define...

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

American Political Dysfunction

November 2011

Public Diplomacy 2.0: An Exploratory Case Study of the Digital Outreach Team

January 2011

The internet is enabling new approaches to public diplomacy.

The Game of Electoral Fraud and the Ousting of Authoritarian Rule

December 2010

Geopolitics, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power

December 2009

In light of the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ and the occupation of Iraq, attention has turned again to how countries such as the United States and Britain can use ‘soft power’ to influence not only...

Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can

November 2009

After eight years of President Bush's trumpeting the virtues of promoting freedom and democracy abroad but achieving limited results, many Americans have grown suspicious of democratic development...

Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays

October 2009

Over the past twenty years, Joshua Cohen has explored the most controversial issues facing the American public: campaign finance and political equality, privacy rights and robust public debate,...

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

September 2009

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise.

World Society: The Writings of John W. Meyer

July 2009

A book by John W. Meyer and about John W. Meyer, reviewing four decades of scholarship and current work. Georg Krucken and Gili S.

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

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didi pic Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliated Faculty David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL, Associate Professor, Political Science
tesalia Tesalia Rizzo Research Affiliate, CDDRL