A simple request by the U.N. agency that aids refugees worldwide has led to an array of projects across the Stanford campus and meaningful work for dozens of students.
Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...
Political Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy: Evidence from Latin America, Lessons from other Regions
On November 5-6 2010, the global Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) convened a conference in Quito, Ecuador, on "Political Clientalism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy:...
February 6, 2014
Abstract: Scholars of state development have paid insufficient attention to the question of regionalism; too often modeling state-building as the extension of the authority of a 'center' over...
March 14, 2012
Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
February 11, 2011
Water is scarce, costly, and contaminated in Kibera, Nairobi -- one of Africa's largest urban slums.