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Protecting democracy from online disinformation requires better algorithms, not censorship

August 2017

*/ "New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights," writes...

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

I still believe in progress

June 2017

"The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of one of Francis Fukuyama’s most famous works, The End of History and the Last Man, which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal...

Deliberative Democracy in Mongolia

April 2017

Gombojavyn Zandanshatar, Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2009 to 2012, and currently a member of the Mongolian parliament, was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Center on...

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

Afghanistan: When the Price of Education is Life

April 2017

Erik Jensen is professor of the practice, director of the Rule of Law Program at Stanford Law School, and affiliated core faculty member at CDDRL.

Why Liberal Democracy Is In Trouble

April 2017

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama talks about contributing factors to the decline in popularity of global free trade, and the overall popularity of free-market liberal democracy for the NPR...

Larry Diamond Warns of ‘Creeping Autocracy’

March 2017

Larry Diamond explains why democracy is increasingly under threat around the globe and at home in a conversation with Michael Krasny for KQED Radio. Listen here.

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

March 2017

Video of Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman talk about their latest book on Taiwan: "Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui...

Are Americans Fully Committed to Democracy?

March 2017

Among the many different forms of government, democracies are unique in the extent to which their stability depends on legitimacy—a belief on the part of the public that the system of government in...

The Future of Globalization

February 2017

The populist backlash against globalization is being felt acutely across Europe as well as here in the US.

CDDRL’s Statement on President’s Travel Ban

January 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University collaborates widely with academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world to advance knowledge and...

Stanford program to host Ukrainian leaders

January 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce the launch of a new practice-based program to train emerging leaders from Ukraine.

Democracy World with Francis Fukuyama

January 2017

"I don't think anyone, including many in the media themselves, would say that they are somehow completely political neutral, but a much deeper assertion was made where even factual statements and...

The Most Urgent Questions About the Russia Hacks

December 2016

"The president-elect could enhance confidence in his presidency by endorsing the call of Senators McCain, Graham, Schumer, and Reed for a bipartisan select committee of Congress to undertake a ...

The Dangers of Disruption

December 2016

"In Silicon Valley, where I live, the word “disruption” has an overwhelmingly positive valence: Thousands of smart, young people arrive here every year hoping to disrupt established ways of doing...

Francis Fukuyama on whether America's democracy is decaying

October 2016

Listen to Ezra Klein's interview with CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama about American democracy.

Bassem Youssef Joins ARD as a Visiting Scholar

October 2016

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome international media figure and Egyptian political...

A few steps to overcome American "vetocracy”

September 2016

CDDRL Mosbacher director Francis Fukuyama writes for San Francisco Chronicle's Opinion section about the phenomena of "vetocracy" in U.S.

The New Yorker: Reforming Ukraine after the revolutions

August 2016

Joshua Yaffa writes in the September issue of The New Yorker magazine about the phenomenon of Ukrainian journalists Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem becoming politicians.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Democratic vitality in Latin America

July 2016

Larry Diamond writes for online magazine The Cipher Brief how the extended period of democracy has not brought a dramatic deepening of democratic norms in Latin America countries. Read the full...

American Political Decay or Renewal?

June 2016

 In the July/August edition of Foreign Affairs, Francis Fukuyama, the Mosbacher director of CDDRL, analyzes the rising tide of populism as represented by the current candidates for the US...

Democracy in Decline

June 2016

 In the July/August edition of Foreign Affairs, Larry Diamond takes stock of the global democratic recession, and urges the next president to make democracy promotion a pillar of his or her foreign...

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Joshua Cohen Professor, Political Science, Professor, Philosophy, Professor, Law
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication