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Scholarly Publications

Conditions of military contestation in populist Latin America

March 2017

Latin America experienced recurring episodes of populism, and of military reaction against populists, during the twentieth century, frequently ending in coups d’état.

Agricultural Lives of the Poor

December 2009

This paper presents data from six of the first countries incorporated into the Agricultural Lives of the Poor project: Ghana, Guatemala, India, Malawi, Uganda, and Vietnam.  Datasets were selected...

Male involvement in cardiovascular preventive healthcare in two rural Costa Rican communities

June 2005

BACKGROUND: Gender differences in health system usage can lead to differences in the incidence of morbidity and mortality.

Other Publications

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, summer 2006 issue

July 2006

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the spring 2006 quarter, includes articles about: a study led by CHP/PCOR trainee Hau Liu which found that teriparatide (Forteo...

Change the Focus on Iraq

September 2002

PALO ALTO, CALIF.A year ago, a group of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked the United States using box cutters as their weapons and citing extremist versions of Islamic fundamentalism...

News

Years later, still unclear why US staff in Cuba, China experienced strange symptoms

December 2020

A National Academies panel commissioned by the State Department shed new light on a disturbing and still mysterious episode. Employees in the Cuban embassy reported headaches, pressure, nausea,...

Analysis of April 2020 Twitter takedowns linked to Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Honduras, Serbia, and Indonesia

April 2020

On March 11, 2020 Twitter shared with the Stanford Internet Observatory accounts and tweets associated with five distinct takedowns.

Financing Longevity: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging World

May 2019

People today can generally expect to live longer and, in some parts of the world, healthier lives.

Events

Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments

August 12, 2021

About the Session: How do gangs compete for extortion?

The Future of Accountability and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America: Guatemala and Argentina

February 6, 2020

 Sponsored by: Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for Latin American Studies About the Speakers:Laura Alonso has an extensive and unique cross-sector career in...

Human Rights and Repression: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

March 5, 2019

Stanford's Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab is hosting a two day conference that seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of human rights violations in both dictatorships...

Projects

Leadership Academy for Development

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Program on Poverty and Governance

The Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how effective public action and good governance are essential to...
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Multimedia

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H. Wise discusses "Children in Crisis," a multidisciplinary initiative directed at integrating expertise in political science, security, and health services in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance.

Special Event: Combating Corruption in Democratic Societies

July 2016

  On May 30, 2016 Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with our partners at Poder Ciudadano and the Office of Anti-Corruption hosted a special event to showcase global anti-corruption practices in...

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

May 2015

In this video, Stanford Professor Beatriz Magaloni discusses her ongoing research on police practices in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

People

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Senior Research Scholar
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Nariman Ustaiev Headshot Nariman Ustaeiv UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
R Pizarro Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Daly Sarah Zukerman Sarah Z. Daly Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Megan Gorman Megan Gorman Associate Director for Administration and Finance