Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Scholarly Publications

Putin, Putinism, and the Domestic Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy

October 2020

Why did Russia's relations with the West shift from cooperation a few decades ago to a new era of confrontation today?

Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors’ recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States

September 2020

Voluntary physical distancing is essential for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Spatial Models, Legislative Gridlock, and Resource Policy Reform

August 2020

This review evaluates the use of spatial models for the analysis of policymaking. First, we examine spatial theory and its applications in a variety ofinstitutional settings.

Other Publications

Election 2020: Foreign Interference and Domestic Manipulations Aimed at Voters and Electoral Outcomes

October 2020

IN 2016 WE LEARNED ABOUT EFFORTS BY FOREIGN ACTORS to interfere in the U.S. election by injecting misinformation and disinformation into public discourse on social media.

Election 2020: Political Advertising and Social Media

October 2020

VOTERS ARE BEING INUNDATED WITH POLITICAL ADVERTISING on social media and online platforms during the 2020 election season.

Election 2020: Content Moderation and Accountability

October 2020

AS WE APPROACH THE 2020 ELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES, content moderation on social media platforms is taking center stage.

News

Q&A with Graham Webster of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

October 2020

Webster explains how DigiChina makes Chinese tech policy accessible for English speakers

“Atoms for Police”: The United States and the Dream of a Nuclear-Armed United Nations, 1945-62

October 2020

In commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Ryan Musto unveils the forgotten history of the dream to arm the UN with nuclear weapons and why three U.S. presidential administrations ultimately...

Events

Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

November 18, 2020

Please join Kelly Born on November 18th at 10 a.m.

The Billion Person Living Room: how encryption both imperils and protects civil society

November 16, 2020

This fourth workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on civil society concerns in an encrypted world.

Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
English

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

Multimedia

U.S. China Relations and the World

September 2020

Video of Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar's remarks, "China-U.S. Relations and the International System," from the 2020 Taihe Civilizations Forum on August 24, 2020. A transcript of Fingar's remarks is available here.

Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

June 2020

Dr. Clayborne Carson is Professor of American History and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. In this video, Professor Carson not only discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Iranian Revolution

April 2020

In this video, Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the Iranian Revolution, noting the influence of Iran regionally and in the United States, the significance and impact of the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution’s causes and...

People

Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
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Sallam HS2 Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology