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Scholarly Publications

The Limits of Institutional Design in Oil Sector Governance: Exporting the Norwegian Model

February 2010

Norway has made a point of administering its petroleum resources using three distinct government bodies: a national oil company (NOC) engaged in commercial hydrocarbon operations; a government...

Algeria: Democratic Transition Case Study

August 2008

Within the context of CDDRL’s project on democratic transitions, this paper explores the causes for the failure of Algeria to democratize in the 1990s.

Algerian Gas to Europe: The Transmed Pipeline and Early Spanish Gas Import Projects

May 2004

A snapshot of the central Mediterranean region starting in the 1970's provides an ideal case for the analysis of decision making in cross-border natural gas transport projects.

Other Publications

Technology Can Nudge Climate Change Politics

October 2011

Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

News

Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-revolutionary France

July 2013

The republican tradition continues to frame French debates on empire, as it has done since the Revolution.

UN leader urges Stanford students to reach beyond borders for peace

January 2013

Despite a troubling tally of crises around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hopeful about the future, and says he gains inspiration from the younger generation.

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Events

The Knife, The Bomb, And the Spoken Word: Psychological Warfare And the Origins Of French Counterinsurgency In Algeria, 1954-1962

January 21, 2016

Abstract: In November 1954, French Algeria erupted in violence.  Confronted with a growing nationalist revolution, French authorities turned to not only to repression, but to a radical program of...

The Declassification Engine 2.0: Exploring the History of Official Secrecy and the Future of Open Government

October 29, 2013

About the Topic: Recent revelations indicate the extent to which the government has used data-mining as a tool for surveillance, and the lengths to which it used official secrecy to conceal the...

What Do Ordinary Citizens Want: Democracy, Political Islam, or Democracy and Political Islam?

December 8, 2011

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science.

Projects

Oil Dependent Producer States

Just over a year ago, Professor Thomas Heller, Director of CDDRL's Rule of Law Program, had just launched a new project on oil dependent producer states.
English

Multimedia

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.