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Scholarly Publications

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots

January 2017

"Liberty," "secularism," "security," "people," "identity" . . .

Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

Other Publications

Trump is right: The United States needs electoral reform

February 2017

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. presidential election is rigged.

The Repudiation of American Internationalism and What It Means for Japan

November 2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apparently decided to hold an urgent meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, on his way to the Asia Pacific Economic summit in Peru.

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalizing the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

News

Are Americans Fully Committed to Democracy?

March 2017

Among the many different forms of government, democracies are unique in the extent to which their stability depends on legitimacy—a belief on the part of the public that the system of government in...

On the future of South Korea’s politics

March 2017

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld a parliamentary decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

March 2017

Video of Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman talk about their latest book on Taiwan: "Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui...

Events

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

This is a watershed French presidential election marked by the collapse of the main political leaders and established political parties as well as the amplification of corruption scandals by social...

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTPolitical protests in non-democratic settings are not always contentious.

Projects

CDDRL Special Events

The CDDRL special events draw scholars and practitioners to the Center to comment on the most relevant and timely topics impacting the field of democracy, development, and the rule of law.
English

Online course on technology for accountability launches in English and Arabic

The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free...
English

Arab Reform and Democracy Speaker Series

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) speaker series seeks to promote critical discussions around questions of political change, social and economic rights, power and resistance in the...
English

Multimedia

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

Interview with Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission

August 2016

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, interviewed Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission (KPK), on the margins of a special event showcasing...

Corruption in Argentina: A Conversation with Laura Alonso

July 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Laura Alonso, head of Argentina's Anti-Corruption Office in Buenos Aires on the new administration, corruption and politics in Argentina.  The interview took place on May 30, 2016 during the...

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Joshua Cohen Professor, Political Science, Professor, Philosophy, Professor, Law