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

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

The Logic of Governance in China

An Organizational Approach

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

Other Publications

Chinese Grand Strategy

In Strategy in the Contemporary World, edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Jeannie L. Johnson, Oriana Skylar Mastro examines the evolution of Chinese grand strategy from Mao Zedong...

News

The Path Ahead for Yoon

September 2022

How Korea’s New President Can Recover from His First 100 Days of Struggles

Honors Students to Meet with Top-Level Policy Makers in Washington, D.C.

September 2022

From September 18 through 24, the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 will attend CDDRL's annual Honors College, gaining firsthand exposure to how the federal government, policy...

Political Scientist Margaret Levi Joins CDDRL

September 2022

Levi, whose research focuses on how to improve citizen confidence in governmental and organizational leadership, has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International...

Old Events

India’s Century? A Conversation with Indrani Bagchi

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 2 March 2022  9:00pm-10:15pm New Delhi, India 2 March 2022   India’s international position has evolved sharply in the first two decades of the 21st century,...

The Policy Implications of Web3

January 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, February 22 from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for a panel discussion on “The Policy Implications of Web3”, featuring Tomicah Tillemann of KRH Partners, Cory Doctorow of Craphound.com, and...

Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections

January 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, February 1st from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections featuring one of our postdoctoral scholars, Alessandro Vecchiato.

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
English

Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?

The United States just experienced a historic election, electing Joseph R. Biden as its 46th president.
English

Multimedia

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

February 2022

Stanford Professor Norman Naimark is a history professor and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

From Cold War to Hot Peace

April 2021

Professor Michael McFaul discusses his book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: A U.S. Ambassador in Putin's Russia, outlining the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and introducing three possible explanations for it.

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

People

weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Michael Bennon Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
cain Bruce E. Cain Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Humanities and Sciences, Professor, Political Science
Denis Gutenko Headshot Denis Gutenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Headshot of Dr. Yiqing Xu. Yiqing Xu Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI