Rule of Law

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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...

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

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.

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.

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?

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.

Evaluating EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion

December 2006

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

EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion: The Case of Serbia

December 2006

In the former (second) Yugoslavia (1945-1991) which was a federal state, according to the constitutional provision on the federal character of the state, judicial system was organized on the level...

EU Conditionality and Democratic Rule of Law in Turkey

December 2006

In this report we examine the role of internal and external factors in advancing or preventing "democratic rule of law" reforms in Turkey over the last decade.

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.

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...

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

Beyond Incrementalism: A New U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran

May 2005

In the coming years, few if any countries will more preoccupy the foreign policy attention of the United States than Iran.

Beyond Common Knowledge: Empirical Approaches to the Rule of Law

April 2005

An intensive global search is on for the "rule of law," the holy grail of good governance, which has led to a dramatic increase in judicial reform activities in developing countries.

EU Rule of Law Promotion in Romania, Turkey and Serbia-Montenegro: Domestic Elites and Responsiveness to Differentiated External Influence

October 2004

The enlargement of the EU to Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) candidates, Turkish candidacy and the Stabilization and Association Process in the Balkans, provides researchers with...

European Neighbourhood Policy: Legal and Institutional Issues, The

October 2004

This paper will address some of the legal and institutional issues that arise in relation to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), its genesis, rationale and policy context.

Sources of Rationalized Governance: Cross-National Longitudinal Analyses, 1985-2002

August 2004

We assess the factors affecting national administrative rationalization in the context of the current worldwide movement for governance reforms.

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amr Hamzawy Senior Fellow Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL