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The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

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.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

December 2013

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

October 2013

Abstract:Why have militarized interventions to curtail violence by drug cartels had wildly divergent results?

Understanding the Quality of Government in China: The Cadre Administration Hypothesis

April 2013

China’s remarkable development poses a problem for theories that have stressed the importance of institutions producing “good governance” and minimizing corruption.

Internal Government Assessments of the Quality of Governance in China

April 2013

Authoritarian governments produce internal assessments of the quality of governance that allow them to identify and address brewing problems before they threaten regime stability.

Whither Russia? Autocracy Is Here for Now, but Is It Here to Stay?

December 2012

Judging from some of the titles of recent books on Russia—for example, Richard Sakwa's The Crisis of Russian Democracy, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova's Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside...

International Cooperation and Coordination: The European Challenge to Combating and Preventing Human Trafficking

June 2012

Some twelve years after the unveiling of the UN Anti-Trafficking Protocol in 2000, most European countries have sound anti-trafficking legislation.

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

April 2011

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that...

Democratic Governance and the Performance of Democracy

November 2009

The battle for accountability and good governance-and thus sustainable democracy and development-will not be won by foreign actors or pressures.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Crime, War and Global Trafficking: Designing International Cooperation

July 2009

Globalization creates lucrative opportunities for traffickers of drugs, dirty money, blood diamonds, weapons, and other contraband.

Over-Managed Democracy: Evaluating Vladimir Putin's Presidency

May 2009

Russia today is best characterized as an over-managed democracy, where elites pay lip service to democratic norms while actively working to undermine them.

Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution: Evaluating Internal and External Factors in Successful Democratic Breakthrough in Serbia

March 2009

(Excerpt) In 1987, Slobodan Milosevic showed promise as a modern liberator.

Why Workers Mobilize: Working Conditions and Activism Attitudes

January 2009

Various forms of sabotage and corruption that stem from workers' inability to voice their discontent at perceived injustices any other way have cost the Soviet and post- Soviet societies dearly....

The Impact of Administrative Power on Political and Economic Developments: Toward a Political Economy of Implementation

December 2008

Why did limited government and 'constitutionalism' (the rule of law, constitutional rules, and political representation) evolve in some societies but not others?

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

June 2008

How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future?

Administrative Foundations of Self-Enforcing Constitutions, The

May 2008

Current theories of the rule of law argue that public officials respect rights if the citizens are coordinated on an equilibrium in which they collectively resist abuse.

Oil-Led Development: Social, Political, and Economic Consequences

January 2007

Proponents of oil-led development believe that countries lucky enough to have "black gold" can base their development on this resource.

Evaluating EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion

December 2006

The modern Romanian judiciary originates in the middle of the nineteenth century.

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Didi Kuo Research Scholar Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL