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Democracy

Scholarly Publications

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

June 2018

Although democracy is, in principle, the antithesis of dynastic rule, families with multiple members in elective office continue to be common around the world.

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election (Book Chapter)

May 2018

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections.

Who Speaks for the Poor? Electoral Geography, Party Entry, and Representation

September 2017

Who Speaks for the Poor? explains why parties represent some groups and not others.

Other Publications

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.

Andrew Grotto Testimony on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

To assess the threat to California's elections systems, the Assembly and Senate elections committees held a joint informational hearing on cybersecurity. The hearing discussed steps California...

News

Sudan on the Cusp of Democratic Change

May 2019

The West has to remember that what happens in the coming days and weeks could shape the political future of its 40 million people for years to come, writes Larry Diamond in his latest article on...

Philippines Investigative Journalist and Press Freedom Beacon Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 2019

STANFORD, CA, May 21, 2019 — Stanford University’s Walter H.

Between Hope and Caution: One American’s View of Indonesia’s Election

April 2019

On April 17, Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country and the third largest democracy after India and America, goes to the polls.

Events

Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

The Future of Ukrainian Democracy after Elections: Successes and Challenges

April 9, 2019

After the events of the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine made a decisive historic choice in its shift towards democracy, notwithstanding current threats to security and sovereignty from Russia’s...

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

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC