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Scholarly Publications

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

January 2014

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies.Numerous works deal with...

Making the Afghan Civil-Military Imbalance Conducive to Democratization

December 2012

In-conflict state building generates unbalanced civil-military relations in the host state due to an inevitable civil-military gap.

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia

November 2012

This is a magisterial new account of the day-to-day practice of Russian criminal justice in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Other Publications

Administrative Decentralization in Peru

April 2015

Alejandro Toledo’s election as Peru’s first indigenous president, in 2001, symbolized increased political participation to people who were also “from the provinces” or the rural countryside....

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?

Why the Lights Went Out: Reform in the South African Energy Sector

April 2015

This case uses the example of South Africa’s electricity sector to explore how ambitious agendas for reform interact with contestation among multiple, divergent interests.

News

The New Yorker: Reforming Ukraine after the revolutions

August 2016

Joshua Yaffa writes in the September issue of The New Yorker magazine about the phenomenon of Ukrainian journalists Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem becoming politicians.

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...

Democratic vitality in Latin America

July 2016

Larry Diamond writes for online magazine The Cipher Brief how the extended period of democracy has not brought a dramatic deepening of democratic norms in Latin America countries. Read the full...

Events

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

The Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab World

April 13, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Joseph Sassoon discusses his recently released book Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Baghdad's Deep Dilemma: Sectarianism and Urban Segregation under Occupation

February 3, 2016

AbstractThe sectarian-based segregation that has shaped urbanism in Baghdad is a direct outcome of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Projects

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

China has undergone historic economic, social and cultural transformations since its Opening and Reform.
English

Experiments in Governance in Developing Countries Project (EGAP)

Policymakers, funding agencies, and implementing organizations are increasingly focused on identifying the most effective strategies for promoting development.
English

State Building and the Rule of Law

The establishment of rule of law is an integral component of state development.
English

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Asfandyar Mir Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral fellow
Edgar Franco Vivanco CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19