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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...

Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.: The Right-Hand Man of the Government

December 2007

Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company (NOC) of Venezuela, is a major energy producer.

Federalism, Fiscal Authority, and Centralization in Latin America

August 2006

This book explores the politics of fiscal authority, focusing on the centralization of taxation in Latin America during the twentieth century.

Other Publications

New Russia, new threat

September 2007

News

Welcoming the class of 2014 undergraduate honors students

July 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2014 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Introducing the 2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

June 2011

Twenty-seven rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Selected

April 2011

Twenty-eight rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

Events

Screening of "A Whisper to A Roar"

November 13, 2012

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law invites you to a screening of A Whisper to a Roar, a film chronicling the stories of five democracy activists in Egypt, Malaysia,...

National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

A Revolution for Whom?: Measuring Political Bias in Venezuelan Land Reform using Maisanta

December 1, 2011

Michael Albertus, post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will present a paper that details the first analysis of a distributive program – a Venezuelan...

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 Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

People

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