Democracy

Scholarly Publications

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

Liberalism and Its Discontents

A short book about the challenges to liberalism from the right and the left by the bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order.

Democracy's Arc: From Resurgent to Imperiled

In his final essay as co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, Larry Diamond calls this moment the darkest for freedom in a half-century. Whether democracy regains its footing will depend...

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.

News

Barack Obama Addresses the Intersection of Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy at Stanford Event

May 2022

At a conference hosted by the Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation, former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address about how information is created and consumed, and the threat...

In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

May 2022

Just as the United States experienced a crisis of democracy under the Trump administration, South Korea underwent a democratic recession during President Moon Jae-in’s time in office. The...

Amichai Magen Selected as Inaugural Visiting Fellow in Israel Studies

April 2022

Magen, a scholar of law, government and international relations, will arrive at Stanford in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Old Events

Technology and Democracy in India

January 25, 2022

This event is co-sponsored by  Center for South Asia and is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific How does...

Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

The Troubling State of India's Democracy

November 12, 2021

About the Session: Join Dinsha Mistree, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and in the Rule of Law Program at Stanford Law School, to discuss "The Troubling State of India's Democracy," a...

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.
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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

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.

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.

People

Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Amr Hamzawy Headshot Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
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Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution