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Classless Politics

Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

Labor conflict within foreign, domestic, and Chinese-owned manufacturing firms in Ethiopia

A large firm survey shows that labor conflicts in Ethiopia are more frequent in foreign-owned firms, especially those that are Chinese-owned. Foreign firms hire similarly educated and experienced...

The Law of Democracy, Legal Structure of the Political Process

This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition represents a significant revision that reflects the...

Risk Pooling and Precautionary Saving in Village Economies

A new method to test for efficient risk pooling allows for intertemporal smoothing, non-homothetic consumption, and heterogeneous risk and time preferences.

The Long-Run Consequences of The Opium Concessions for Out-Group Animosity on Java

This article examines the consequences of the opium concession system in the Dutch East Indies—a nineteenth-century institution through which the Dutch would auction the monopolistic right to sell...

The obsolescing bargain crosses the Belt and Road Initiative: renegotiations on BRI projects

A study examining the BRI through the lens of the obsolescing bargain to evaluate the practices of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and policy banks in mitigating political risk.

Driving while unauthorized: Auto insurance remains unchanged when providing driver licenses to unauthorized immigrants in California

What is the effect of offering driver's licenses to undocumented people? Hans Lueders and Micah Mumper offer answers.

Liberalism and Its Discontents

A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order.

Valuing the Time of the Self-Employed

Pascaline Dupas and co-authors Agness, Baseler, Chassang, and Snowberg leverage individual choice data they generate on farmers in western Kenya to solve a general problem: do behavioral phenomena...

Pandemic Spikes and Broken Spears: Indigenous Resilience after the Conquest of Mexico

In a new paper for the Journal of Historical Political Economy, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros and Saumitra Jha examine the conditions under which indigenous communities in Mexico were able to overcome the...

Displacing fishmeal with protein derived from stranded methane

Stanford researchers reveal how to turn a global warming liability into a profitable food security solution

Democracy's Arc: From Resurgent to Imperiled

In his final essay as co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, Larry Diamond calls this moment the darkest for freedom in a half-century. Whether democracy regains its footing will depend...

Transition Arrested

Nate Grubman shows how the repeated failures of Tunisia’s once-promising democratic transition created a crisis ripe for exploitation by a populist outsider

CDDRL 2021 Year in Review

We're pleased to share CDDRL's 2021 Year in Review where you can learn about the important work the Center has accomplished over the last year. We're grateful to our community committed to our...

Towards a unified approach to research on democratic backsliding

A growing literature examines democratic backsliding, but there is little consensus on when, where, and why it occurs.

Community policing does not build citizen trust in police or reduce crime in the Global South

Is it possible to reduce crime without exacerbating adversarial relationships between police and citizens? Community policing is a celebrated reform with that aim, which is now adopted on six...

Markets under Siege: How Differences in Political Beliefs can move Financial Markets

Can differences in beliefs about politics, particularly the benefits of war and peace, move markets? During the Siege of Paris by the Prussian army (1870-71) and its aftermath, we document that...

The Impact of Community Masking on COVID-19: A Cluster-Randomized Trial in Bangladesh

A randomized trial of community-level mask promotion in rural Bangladesh during COVID-19 shows that the intervention increased mask-use and reduced symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Raymond Levitt Raymond Levitt Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL
Adam Bonica Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Jeremey Weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Didi Kuo Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution