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Crafting Democratic Transitions: Learning from Experience

March 2016

Abstract: Drawing upon personal interviews Abraham Lowenthal and Sergio Bitar of Chile conducted with 13 former presidents and prime ministers from 9 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who played leading roles in managing...

Taiwan's 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections

March 2016

On January 16, 2016, Taiwanese went to the polls to elect a new president and legislature.

Countering Violent Extremism

March 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S. Government’s comprehensive approach for preventing the spread of ISIL and emergence of new terrorist threats.

Election Ethics: Fair Play & Due Process

February 2016

Abstract:Electoral competition, like athletic competition, requires its own norms of fair play.

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular attention to its background and to the recent...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based urban segregation in Baghdad.

The Case for Compulsory Voting

February 2016

Abstract:Compulsory voting reinforces the distinctive and valuable role that elections play in contemporary democracy.

The Politics of Higher Education in India

February 2016

Abstract:India has the third largest system of higher education in the world, with many expecting this system to drive India's economic development going forward.

The Politics of Higher Education in India

January 2016

Abstract:India has the third largest system of higher education in the world, with many expecting this system to drive India's economic development going forward.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

January 2016

At the end of Chen Shui-bian’s two terms as the president of Taiwan, his tenure was widely viewed as a disappointment, if not an outright failure.

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

Presentation slides from CDDRL event featuring Charlotte Cavaille titled, "Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State". ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods,...

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Presentational slides from the event titled, "The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World" by Steven Radelet.  Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

How Nations Succeed: Reducing Extreme Violence

January 2016

Abstract:From El Salvador to Pakistan, high levels of internal violence characterize a growing number of poorly consolidated electoral democracies.

Scholars Examine Egypt’s Political Landscape on the Eve of the January 25 Revolution’s 5th Anniversary

January 2016

With the nearing of the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, this panel examines the nature of politics under the rule of the current military sponsored regime in Egypt.

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods, choosing their preferred level of social spending accordingly.

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

December 2015

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, will hold its 8th annual conference, on the Trans...

Nancy Lindborg: Building Peace in a Fragile World

December 2015

On October 8, 2015, Nancy Lindborg, president of the United States Institute of Peace, gave a talk to the CDDRL community entitled "Building Peace in a Fragile World."AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg,...

A Vibrant Public Sphere: A Key to Arab Democracy?

November 2015

Belabbes Benkredda is an award-winning social innovator, open debate advocate and the founder of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s only online and television debate forum open to anyone.

Syria Today, Syria Tomorrow: Politics, Security, and Society

November 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 2015

As the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being subjected to gross human rights violations.

Amr Hamzawy: Anti-democratic Deceptions - How Egyptian Liberals Endorse Autocracy

November 2015

On October 27, 2015, ARD Visiting Scholar and former Egyptian Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy spoke to the CDDRL community, sharing remarks on shifts in liberal thought in Egypt over the past several years.---------------------------Abstract:Over...

In Search of Sustainable Democracy: Reflections on Three Decades of Research

November 2015

This seminar reflects on Professor Larry Diamond's three decades of research seeking to identify the conditions for sustainable democracy. What have we learned about the conditions that support and undermine democracy?

Expanding the Community of Fate

November 2015

Abstract:This research explores the conditions under which government actors and citizens recognize and incorporate the interests of others in their policy decisions and actions.

People

Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Deborah L. Rhode Professor, Law
Debra Satz Professor, Philosophy
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Raymond Levitt Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education