Elections

Scholarly Publications

The Law of Democracy, Legal Structure of the Political Process

This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition represents a significant revision that reflects the...

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

Other Publications

Bolivarian Factions: Facebook takes down inauthentic assets (TAKEDOWN)

September 2020

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Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

Crowdsourcing accountability: ICT for service delivery

December 2018

We examine the effect on service delivery outcomes of a new information communication technology (ICT) platform that allows citizens to send free and anonymous messages to local government...

News

What to make of the 2022 midterm results and what it might mean for 2024

November 2022

Some takeaways from the 2022 midterms: surprising, a possible return to normalcy, and a “relief”– of sorts, Stanford scholars say.

‘Democracy is on the ballot’: Professors react to midterm election results

November 2022

As the results of the 2022 Midterm Elections are coming in, Stanford Professors Larry Diamond, Hakeem Jefferson, and Bruce Cain provided their insights on Tuesday night to The Daily.

Hicham Alaoui Examines Pact-Making in Middle East

November 2022

To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of CDDRL, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Hicham Alaoui, founder and director of the Hicham Alaoui...

Old Events

What Lies Ahead for Korea's New President? Post-Election Analyses and Reflections

January 31, 2022

On the heels of South Korea's presidential election, an expert panel will examine the election results and their likely policy implications.

Thinking about Democracy and Revolution: Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

October 13, 2021

Egypt’s 2011 uprising is widely held to be a case of either failed democratic transition or inauthentic revolution.

Guardians of Democracy: An oral history of the 2020 election

October 13, 2021

Join the Stanford Internet Observatory team, lead by Matt Masterson, to discuss two new reports on the events of the 2020 elections.

Projects

The Deliberative Poll at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

The Deliberative Poll at the Internet Governance Forum 2015 (DP@IGF2015) project is a joint initiative between CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology and the Center for Deliberative Democracy.
English

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

Brookings Doha Center-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions

The Brookings Doha Center-Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" - a joint initiative between the BDC and the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on...
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.

Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium

May 2019

 As the European Parliament elections draw near this month, Christophe Crombez discusses what he sees as the possible outcomes in this period of fragmentation and polarization in the European Union.Christophe Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at...

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...

People

Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL