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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Conference on Police Reform in States under Transition

December 1996

On March 4 and 5, 1996, the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, in conjunction with the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, convened a research planning...

Strengthening IAEA Safeguards: Lessons from Iraq

April 1993

This paper examines technical and institutional possibilities for improving the ability of the international safeguards regime to prevent or slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

Peacemaking in Civil War: International Mediation in Zimbabwe, 1974-1980

December 1991

Challenging the literatures on war termination, civil war, and revolution--which typically dismiss the possibility of negotiated settlement--Stephen Stedman examines the problem of negotiations...

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform in South Africa

February 2003

This is an updated draft version of a paper published here in Feb. 2003.

Rural Energy Modeling

November 2002

This paper presents the details and results of an energy model of a non-electrified rural village. The model itself was developed with MARKAL/TIMES, a modeling and optimization tool.

An Energy Model for a Low Income Rural African Village

September 2005

This article reports on efforts to extend a MARKAL energy model for South Africa to include rural energy choices, allowing for computation of optimal energy systems in a typical (non-electrified)...

New Is Not Yet Born: Conflict Resolution in Southern Africa, The

December 1994

In April 1994, black and white South Africans for the first time will vote for a nonracial government.

Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa, 3rd Edition

December 1999

Recognized as the textbook on African politics, as well as an excellent resource for scholars, Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa analyzes the complexities and diversities of the African...

The Quality of Two Liberal Democracies in Africa: Ghana and South Africa

December 2003

While the Third Wave of Democracy swept through many African countries in the 1990s, South Africa and Ghana stand out as two of the continent’s real success stories politically.

Alchemy for a New World Order: Overselling Preventive Diplomacy

May 1995

The tasks of preventive diplomacy and conflict prevention are neither self-evident nor value-neutral, as some of their proponents seem to believe.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Beyond Free Electricity: The Cost of Electric Cooking in Poor Households and a Market-friendly Alternative

July 2005

The South African government is introducing a poverty-reduction policy that will supply households with a monthly 50kWh "Free Basic Electricity (FBE)" subsidy.

Beyond free electricity: The costs of electric cooking in poor households and a market-friendly alternative

November 2006

The South African government is introducing a poverty-reduction policy that will supply households with a monthly 50 kWh free basic electricity (FBE) subsidy.

Nuclear Power: A Status Report

September 2006

Nuclear energy is undergoing a renaissance driven by two very loosely coupled needs; the first for much more energy to support economic growth worldwide, and the second to mitigate global warming...

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

Rethinking the 'Reagan Doctrine' in Angola

January 1990

The American policy of assisting "freedom fighters" in their struggle against "Marxist" regimes in the Third World- the so-called Reagan Doctrine- represents one of the most significant foreign...

Promoting Real Reform in Africa

December 2004

After more than a decade of reform efforts in Africa, much of the optimism over the continent's prospects has been replaced by widespread "Afropessimism." But to what extent is either view well...

Democratization in Africa

December 1999

Democratization in Africa examines the state of progress of democracy in Africa at the end of the 1990s.

Politics in Developing Countries

December 1995

This second edition of the highly regarded Politics in Developing Countries again presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, along with...

Community Service Learning as Democratic Education in South Africa and the United States

October 1996

This paper describes the development of the first community service learning program for democratic education in South Africa.

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

Predicting the Impact of a Partially Effective HIV Vaccine and Subsequent Risk Behavior Change on the Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A South African Example

December 2007

We developed a mathematical model to simulate the impact of various partially effective preventive HIV vaccination scenarios in a population at high risk for heterosexually transmitted HIV.

The Impact of Free Basic Electricity on the Energy Choices of Low Income Households: A Case Study in South Africa

August 2008

The Free Basic Electricity Subsidy in South Africa entitles all households to 50 kWh of electricity every month.

Climate Accession Deals: New Strategies for Taming Growth of Greenhouse Gases in Developing Countries

December 2008

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.

People

Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics