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Political Change in Taiwan: Implications for American Policy

October 2000

Transcript of an address given by Richard Bush, chairman of the board and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan, on May 24, 2000.

Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000

December 2003

Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighborhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor, and fear....

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform

February 2004

For hundreds of years, dictators have ruled Russia. Do they still?

The Quality of Two Liberal Democracies in Africa: Ghana and South Africa

December 2003

While the Third Wave of Democracy swept through many African countries in the 1990s, South Africa and Ghana stand out as two of the continent’s real success stories politically.

The Quality of Democracy in South Korea and Taiwan: Subjective Assessments from the Perspectives of Ordinary Citizens

December 2003

South Korea (Korea hereafter) and Taiwan are widely recognized as the two most successful third-wave democracies in Asia (Chu, Diamond, and Shin, 2001; Diamond and Plattner, 1998; Shin and Lee,...

The Quality of Democracy: The Ambiguous Virtues of Accountability

December 2003

When Terry Karl and I were searching for the most generic definition of “modern representative political democracy,” we hit upon the concept of accountability.

Ruling Parties and Durable Authoritarianism

October 2004

The field of authoritarian subtypes has usefully described the third wave's undercurrent, an international trend toward plebiscitarian politics among persistent dictatorships.

What Causes Democracy?

December 2005

The question of "what a democracy is - and is not," to borrow a well-known title, should rather be understood as falling along a continuum.

From Democracy to Democratization and Back: Before Transitions from Authoritarian Rule

December 2005

The paper examines the contributions of scholars of transitions by illuminating, first, key shifts in our theoretical understanding that occurred with the publication of Transitions from...

Small Democratic Step

December 2007

Excerpt For the last eight years of Vladimir Putin's presidency, friends of mine who either worked for or were simply sympathetic to the Kremlin have argued at various times that Russia was a ...

Stabilizing Iraq: Options for Democracy, Security, and Development

May 2006

In March 2006, Stanford University's Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) brought together 25 leading scholars and policymakers to discuss the political, security, and...

2006 Mexican Elections: A Challenge for Democracy

May 2006

This coming July, Mexicans will not only have the chance to democratically elect a president, but more importantly, they will have the opportunity to endorse democracy.

Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia

May 2006

The transitions to democracy in the postcommunist region over the past decade and one-half share a common dynamic, featuring the interaction between two sets of factors.

Democratization in Postcommunist Europe: Illiberal Regimes and the Leverage of International Actors

September 2006

The European Union (EU) may be presiding over the most successful democracy promotion program ever implemented by an international actor.

Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico

September 2006

This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century.

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

December 2003

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state...

Elections and Democracy in Greater China

December 2001

The authoritarian Chinese regimes governing Taiwan, Mainland China, and Hong Kong allowed limited electoral competition during the last half century.

Revolving Gridlock: Politics And Policy from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush (Transforming American Politics)

July 2005

Despite the early prospects for bipartisan unity on terrorism initiatives, government gridlock continues on most major issues in the wake of the 2004 elections.

The Global Divergence of Democracies

December 2001

Drawn from outstanding articles published in the Journal of Democracy, The Global Divergence of Democracies follows the enthusiastically received earlier volume, The Global Resurgence of Democracy...

Consolidating Democracy in South Korea

February 2000

Since its inception in 1987, Korean democracy has been an arean of continual drama and baffling contradictions, periodic waves of societal mobilization and disenchantment; initial continuity in...

Media Freedom, Bureaucratic Incentives, and the Resource Curse

December 2006

How can a non-democratic ruler provide proper incentives for state bureaucracy?

Chinese Dreams, Persian Realities

December 2005

he mid-2005 election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as Iran's new president left those committed to democratic change in the country feeling shocked and disappointed.

Putin and the 'Delegative Democracy' Trap: Evidence from Russia's 2003-04 Elections

October 2004

Three experts on Russian elections analyze the surprising degree to which Russian voters supported their leaders, especially Putin, in the December 2003 Duma elections and the March 2004...

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Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL