Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. Looking more broadly at these issues, FSI’s Governance Project works on measuring the quality of governance and assessing a country’s ability to deliver public services.

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. One project explores how authoritarian and democratic regimes can encourage or suppress economic development. Meanwhile, the European Governance project looks at governance issues on a single continent.

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

News

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

Larry Diamond appointed as FSI Senior Fellow

March 2008

Larry Diamond has been appointed as a Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI).

Second class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development completes three-week symposium

August 2006

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University has concluded its second year of the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development program.

Events

Women, War and Peace

October 13, 2011

This event is co-sponsored by the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at CDDRL together with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the Program in Ethics in Society, and the Center on...

Attorneys and New Philanthrophy

April 5, 2012

Will Fitzpatrick is the General Counsel of Omidyar Network.  He will be sharing his perspectives on the role of philanthropy in social change, and the role that attorneys can play in philanthropy. ...

Launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship

April 6, 2012

Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, invites you to celebrate the launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship (PSE) and the arrival of the first cohort...

Projects

Program on Social Entrepreneurship

"Transforming ripples into waves of transformational change across the world" Vision: The Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law...
English

Multimedia

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

People

Audrey McGowan Events and Summer Fellows Program Coordinator