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Scholarly Publications

Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

June 2017

Mass shootings are common in the United States. They are the most visible form of firearm violence. Their effect on personal decisions to purchase firearms is not well understood.

The Economic Costs of Drug-Trafficking Violence in Mexico

June 2017

The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

January 2017

How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world historyAre mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality?...

Other Publications

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Should we be using the G-word in Burundi?

November 2015

The political crisis in Burundi is serious, but analogies to the Rwandan genocide are counter-productive.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

News

Mexico's Deathly Data

November 2016

“We found that when the government came to arrest or kill the leaders of the drug cartels . . .

Syria Provokes an American Anxiety: Is U.S. Power Really So Special?

October 2016

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, in their New York Times column Interpreter from October 8, are exploring the idea that the United States of America are in a moral position to address the state of...

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Events

The moderates’ dilemma: obstacles to mobilization against Islamist extremism

August 29, 2017

Abstract: Why do moderate majorities often fail to coordinate opposition to extremist minorities?

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...

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Projects

An Impact Evaluation of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)

BACKGROUNDSince 2008, Rio de Janeiro has implemented a new public security policy called the “Pacification”, a police strategy with full support from the Federal government that aims to improve the...
English

Understanding Police Use of Force in Rio de Janeiro

BACKGROUNDIn 2008, Rio de Janeiro's government introduced an unprecedented security policy called “pacification,” a police strategy with full support from the federal government that aims to...
English

The Mexico Initiative

OVERVIEW ŸŸŸ• PARTNERSHIPS • EVENTS • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT • BOOKS Staff Contact:Aberto Díaz-CayerosFreeman Spogli Institute for International StudiesEncina HallStanford UniversityStanford, CA 94305...
English

Multimedia

Between Cyclops and Leviathan: Violence, Order, and Legitimacy at the Urban Margins

April 2016

Abstract:Ongoing crises of urban insecurity in Central America have spurred novel forms of state engagement in high-risk neighbourhoods.

How Nations Succeed: Reducing Extreme Violence

January 2016

Abstract:From El Salvador to Pakistan, high levels of internal violence characterize a growing number of poorly consolidated electoral democracies.

Syria Today, Syria Tomorrow: Politics, Security, and Society

November 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kerry Persen Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Vanessa Melo Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty and Governance
Kaileen Pritchard Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Jonathan Arriaga Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow