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Democracy promotion

Scholarly Publications

Parting Observations on American Foreign Policy

July 2016

In 2014 Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth was a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Walter H.

Is Poland Really Lost? Poland’s Contested Governance Reforms and the Further Role of the Central Eastern European Area (CEE) in the EU

February 2016

On January 13, 2016 for the first time in its history the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, i.e. Poland.

When can External Actors Influence Democratization?

July 2010

This paper put forward a theoretical explanation of when and to what degree external actors matter in democratization.

Other Publications

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.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalizing the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

News

Facebook and Congress Must Create Regulations Together

April 2018

Featuring Eileen Donahoe, executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator and Allison Berke, executive director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Authoritarianism Goes Global

March 2016

In a recent piece in The American Interest, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond, alongside Christopher Walker and Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy, describe how undemocratic states...

Events

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

The War against Civil Society in Egypt: Causes and Implications

April 5, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Nancy Okail will reflect on the renewed crackdown on civil society in Egypt, the closing of public space, and the continued regression in rights and freedoms.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Projects

Taiwan Democracy Project Speaker Series

The Taiwan Democracy Project Speaker Series features talks by Taiwanese public officials, intellectuals, and scholars, and by U.S.-based scholars of Taiwan and of cross-strait relations.
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Reorganizing U.S. Government Democracy Promotion Efforts Project

What could be done to improve the United States government's efforts to promote democracy abroad?  Project participants were asked to assess various policy options and generate candid analysis and...
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Comparing American and European Strategies for Democracy Promotion

Conventional wisdom holds that the United States and the European Union pursue vastly different strategies to promote democracy around the globe. The U.S.
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Multimedia

A New Era in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement

May 2016

 On April 26, CDDRL and the Taiwan Democracy Project welcomed Joshua Chi-fung Wong, founder of the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism, and Nathan Kwun-chung Law, a prominent activist and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Federation of...

Crafting Democratic Transitions: Learning from Experience

March 2016

Abstract: Drawing upon personal interviews Abraham Lowenthal and Sergio Bitar of Chile conducted with 13 former presidents and prime ministers from 9 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who played leading roles in managing...

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Megan Metzger Research Scholar Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
Alice Underwood CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19
Ma Ngok Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL