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Scholarly Publications

Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World

December 2009

This volume brings together a distinguished group of scholars working on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven...

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

September 2009

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise.

Diversity, Conflict, and Democracy: Some Evidence from Eurasia and East Europe

December 2006

Does diversity endanger democracy? Ethnic composition is often thought to affect democracy by means of its influence on the probability of violent civil conflict.

Other Publications

An Alliance That Really Works

November 2002

The celebration in Prague should have been more raucous. The most successful alliance in world history has extended to corners of Europe unimaginable just a few years ago.

News

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Q&A: Stanford terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw on Olympic security

July 2012

Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI and CISAC, explains what kinds of threats exist at the Games and what's being done to safeguard the XXX Olympics.

Events

Democracy in 'New Europe': Reversed Consolidation

February 21, 2013

Online campus map:http://campus-map.stanford.edu/ ONLINE RSVP required by 4 pm on 2/19:http://creees.stanford.edu/event/roundtable-new-europe Until recently, democracies in new European Union...

What is in A Coffee Cup? Turkey and the European Union

April 7, 2011

5:00 pm: Reception6:00 PM: Screening of “Coffee Futures” (2009, 22 minutes), followed by a discussion with: Zeynep Gursel(Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor; Director ...

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

February 11, 2010

This talk provides an overview of deliberative democracy projects conducted by the Center for Deliberative Democracy and its partners in China, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland...

People

James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication