Policy Analysis

Scholarly Publications

How Information Flows from the World to China

Government censorship—internet shutdowns, blockages, firewalls—impose significant barriers to the transnational flow of information despite the connective power of digital technologies. In this...

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.

The Digital Repression of Social Movements, Protest, and Activism: A Synthetic Review

Repression research examines the causes and consequences of actions or policies that are meant to, or actually do, raise the costs of activism, protest, and/or social movement activity. The rise...

News

Good to Be Back Again: Reflections on the 2022 Leadership Network for Change Reunion

November 2022

Over the weekend of August 13-15, 2022, CDDRL hosted a reunion for the LNC community on campus at Stanford. It was the first global meeting and an exciting opportunity to bring together all...

Russian History Expert Stephen Kotkin Appointed FSI Senior Fellow

September 2022

Kotkin’s research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, global political economy, and modernism in the arts and politics.

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

July 2022

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic...

Old Events

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...

America in One Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll

November 17, 2021

America in One Room: Climate and Energy, a Helena project, is the largest controlled experiment with "in-depth deliberation" ever held in the U.S.

Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human rights in Turkey

September 15, 2021

Osman Kavala, a Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader, has been in jail for four years without conviction.

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

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

Multimedia

Cybersecurity Strategies

May 2018

In a world of increasingly sophisticated hackers, continual phishing attacks, and bots created to sabotage civil public discourse, what can individuals, organizations, and nations do to protect themselves? In this video, Dr.

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

People

carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Headshot of Dr. Yiqing Xu. Yiqing Xu Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Headshot of Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow
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
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science