Scholarly Publications

Delivering public services effectively: Tamil Nadu & Beyond

November 2014

Foreword by Jean Drèze   About the book There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

September 2014

  Book Description Writing in The New York Time Book review, Michael Lind described The Origins of Political Order as "a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time."...


Is global democracy in crisis? In new book, Stanford’s Fukuyama still sees hope

October 2014

Francis Fukuyma launches his new volume, "Political Order and Political Decay," at Stanford University in conversation with CDDRL Director Larry Diamond.

Old Events

Reforming Political Reform: A Pluralist Agenda

December 4, 2014

Speaker Bio:Bruce E. Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Comparative Budget Policy: Lessons for Reform in the United States

May 9, 2014

On May 8-9, 2014, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at Stanford University hosted a workshop on comparative budget policy.