State-building

Scholarly Publications

Putin as a State-Builder

December 2005

If Vladimir Putin were to be asked whether he has been performing as an effective state-builder during the almost five years of his presidency, he would surely reply in the affirmative.

Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation States: Open Economies, Urban Dynamics, and Government in East Asia

February 2002

This essay is about the pivotal role cities play in the current pattern of social, cultural, and political change in East Asia.

War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin, The

March 2004

Gail Lapidus writes that the war in Chechnya has played a complex and highly negative role in Russia's political development.

Other Publications

Security Sector Reform in an Unstable, Fragile State (II/III)

January 2013

The policy brief examines two obstacles to effective security sector reform in an unstable and fragile state and outlines steps to address them.

The Effect of National Factors on the Statebuilding Outcome in Fragile, Non-Permissive Environments (I/III)

January 2013

The policy brief presents a crucial lesson on the dynamics of statebuilding in an unstable, fragile state environment: the impact of international actions and resources on the statebuilding outcome...

Access to Financial Resources for Local Companies: Revitalizing Brazil's Stock Exchange

March 2015

This case focuses on the importance of creating a local stock market that serves as an attractive source of financing for growth-oriented small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

News

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

Erik Jensen and students shaping rule of law in Afghanistan

March 2011

The Stanford Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) led by CDDRL faculty Erik Jensen recently traveled to Afghanistan.

Why Nation Building Is a Known Unknowable

January 2005

Understanding that nation building is a "known unknowable" is crucial for redirecting intervention where it can be more effective.

Events

Enforcing the Peace: There Aren't Enough Canadians

January 27, 2005

Kimberly Marten is a tenured associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and also teaches at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

State-building: A Framework for Thinking about the Transfer of Institutions to Developing Countries

May 14, 2004

Francis Fukuyama is Dean of Faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H.

Projects

Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

Ethnic conflicts in the former Soviet Union, and their potential for triggering serious interstate conflicts, pose a major threat to regional and international security in the years ahead.
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

Larry Diamond hs Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
rsd19 072 0386a Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral Fellow