Democracy

Scholarly Publications

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

30 Years of World Politics: What Has Changed?

January 2020

Since the publication of the Journal of Democracy began in 1990, the political climate has shifted from one of democratic gains and optimism to what Larry Diamond labels a “democratic recession.”...

Breaking Out of the Democratic Slump

January 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward.

Other Publications

Democracy’s Dilemma

March 2019

This document is a memo from the "Global Populisms and their International Diffusion Conference" held at Stanford University on March 1-2, 2019.This is a work in progress.

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

July 2018

In March 2018 the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, a part of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia- Pacific Research Center, convened a workshop that...

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

News

China and the global challenge to democracy

January 2020

In the inaugural episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic,...

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi and Jonas Edman Share Stage with Secretary Norman Mineta

December 2019

“Let’s bring all the planes down”—Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s words to ground all U.S.

Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Maria Ressa Describes Philippine Broken Information Ecosystem, Democratic Recession

October 2019

“This is an existential moment for global power structures, turned upside down by technology.

Events

A World Safe for Autocracy? China's Rise and the Future of Global Politics

May 13, 2020

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy ambitions and international influence?

The Ukrainian Nexus: Government, Technology, Creativity.

February 4, 2020

Please join the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law for the conference, "The Ukrainian Nexus: Politics, Technology, Creativity"....

The Origins of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

February 3, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTOrganized groups with cross class networks and institutional links to different social constituencies have often been...

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

How Democracies Die

April 2019

 At Daniel Ziblatt's April 11th talk based on scholarship from his recent book co-authored with Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die, he discussed the current dangers facing democracies around the world, and ways of preventing democracy's...

The Rise and Implications of Identity Politics

March 2019

Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State.

Building a Nation

October 2017

Érika Pani is a research professor at the Center for Historical Studies at El Colegio de México, where she works on the political history of Mexico and the United States during the nineteenth century.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016