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Scholarly Publications

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

Other Publications

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Prospects for Democratic Development in Africa

December 1997

Although Africa has been one of the least democratic regions of the world, it has been experiencing widespread pressures for democratic change since 1990.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

News

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

Radical vs. moderate Islam -- in Indonesia, a war rages

December 2003

Indonesia needs to build a modern society.

It's Not Enough for Democracy to Succeed

December 2003

Elections will be coming to Indonesia in a few weeks, greeted with anxiety by some and as a part of a necessary transition by others.

Events

The Contested Transnational Field of Corporate Citizenship: Implications for Sovereignty, Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law

March 23, 2004

(Abstract from paper) Sociological theorizing and research on the relationship between inequality and corruption is surprisingly rare given the discipline’s long-standing focus on the correlations...

Partitioning the Philippines - Is It Desirable? Is It Realistic? A Scholarly Conversation

April 13, 2006

Poverty, inequality, and corruption plague the Philippines six decades after independence.

A Panel Discussion: The Struggle across the Taiwan Strait: The Divided China Problem

January 18, 2007

This is a special event within the CDDRL Taiwan Democracy Program.

Projects

"Across the Pacific" Curriculum Project

Student-aged children in the United States have a poor understanding of China's history, development, and current affairs.
English

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
English

Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
English

Multimedia

REAP at a Glance

July 2014

Learn the basics of REAP's approach and our research areas of interest in this short documentary.

Dreams to Fulfill

July 2014

Why does REAP focus on education? Behind the empiricism that characterizes REAP's work are hopes and dreams that deserve to be fulfilled.

Technology and Education: Computer Assisted Learning in Poor Migrant Schools

July 2014

Can educational software serve as a remedial aid in chronically under resourced schools? The Chinese government has committed billions of dollars to placing computers in schools across China.

People

Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE