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PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

30 Years of World Politics: What Has Changed?

January 2020

Since the publication of the Journal of Democracy began in 1990, the political climate has shifted from one of democratic gains and optimism to what Larry Diamond labels a “democratic recession.”...

Breaking Out of the Democratic Slump

January 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward.

The Road to Digital Unfreedom: The Threat of Postmodern Totalitarianism

December 2019

Once hailed as a great force for human empowerment and liberation, social media and related digital tools have rapidly come to be regarded as a major threat to democratic stability and human...

Ill Winds: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM RUSSIAN RAGE, CHINESE AMBITION, AND AMERICAN COMPLACENCY

December 2019

From America’s leading scholar of democracy,a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of libertyLarry Diamond has...

Comparing America: Reflections on Democracy across Subfields

September 2019

Is America in a period of democratic decline?

The Meaning and Limits of Freedom of Expression in Lebanon: Publications Court Jurisprudence on Freedom of Expression vs. Defamation

November 2016

AbstractIn light of the legal issues raised by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) trial (April to June 2015) against the Lebanese Al-Jadeed television on charges of contempt of court and...

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

April 2016

About the BookOver the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena.

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

February 2016

AbstractDoes dependence on development aid from Western sources constrain the use of repression among autocrats?

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

December 2015

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.

The Aborigine Constituencies in the Taiwanese Legislature

November 2015

The Republic of China on Taiwan has long reserved legislative seats for its indigenous minority, the yuanzhumin.

Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

November 2015

 Over the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

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.

Politics of Budgeting

October 2015

Francis Fukuyama discusses Congress's dysfunctional budgetary politics in "The American Interest", asking why the United States is one of the only advanced democracies under constant threat of...

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...

In Search of Democracy

July 2015

This book evaluates the global status and prospects of democracy, with an emphasis on the quality of democratic institutions and the effectiveness of governance as key conditions for stable...

Do Politicians' Relatives Get Better Jobs? Evidence from Municipal Elections [May 2015]

May 2015

We estimate the impacts of being connected to politicians on occupational choice.

Solutions to Political Polarization in America

April 2015

According to many commentators, political polarization is at an all-time high in American politics.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution