Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University

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December 19, 2012

Stanford's Fukuyama searches for a better measure for government capacity

CDDRL, Governance Project News

In a discussion paper entitled What is Governance?, Francis Fukuyama searches for a better way of measuring the quality of good governance. Fukuyama argues that current measures are woefully inadequate for complex countries - like China and the U.S. - and do not account for bureaucratic capacity and autonomy. CDDRL's Governance Project, led by Fukuyama, will begin working to develop an empirical instrument to measure governance incorporating these principles.