Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Recent Events

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Strengthening Democracies In The Digital Age

June 14, 2021

Technological cooperation is one of the key topics of the transatlantic agenda. The capacity of nations to innovate and to regulate will define impact their future relevancy.

Assessing National Digital Identity Systems: The Risks And Rewards

June 14, 2021

With the rise of national digital identity systems (Digital ID) across the world, there is a growing need to examine their impact on human rights.

2021 CDDRL Fisher Family Honors Program Award Winner Presentations

June 3, 2021

The CDDRL Spring seminar series will be open to the Stanford community via Zoom and will be recorded for the general public to watch later.

American Affective Polarization in Comparative Perspective

May 27, 2021

  About this Event:  American political observers express increasing concern about affective polarization (i.e., partisans’ resentment toward political opponents).

The Autocratic Middle Class

May 20, 2021

About the Event: The Autocratic Middle Class studies the post-communist middle classes – not as a force for democracy, but as a source of support for autocracy and authoritarian resilience.

Islamists and the Arab Uprisings

May 18, 2021

This event is cosponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and the Ten Years On Project, www.TheArabUprisings.org    ABSTRACT During the height of the mass uprisings...

Understanding Radical American Partisanship

May 13, 2021

About the Event:  Political violence is rising in the United States, alarming citizens and leaders alike. How many Americans endorse partisan violence and other forms of extreme hostility?

The Global Infrastructure Gap: Potential, Perils, and a Framework for Distinction

May 12, 2021

About the Event:  Poor countries lack infrastructure services: 1.2 billion people have no electricity, and 1 billion live more than 2 kilometers from an all-weather road.

Gandhi's Gift: How Nonviolent Protests Fail and Succeed

May 6, 2021

About this Event: In this book project, we walk in the footsteps of the pioneers of the nonviolent approach to provide a reinterpretation of the histories of the great movements of the twentieth...

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations: 2021 Oksenberg Conference

May 6, 2021

Please note that the event end time has changed to 1 PM (PT) due to a last-minute schedule conflict for our speakers. This is a virtual event.

The Trump Takedown: An Online Discussion With Members of the Facebook Oversight Board

May 4, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board will release its decision concerning the takedown of President Donald Trump's account this Wednesday.

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

May 3, 2021

REGISTER   Panel 1: Digital Activism Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9-10:30 am PT Opening Remarks: Marc Lynch, Eileen Donahoe, and Larry Diamond Moderator: Hesham Sallam Wafa Ben-Hassine: “The Hyper-Aware...

What Does India Want from a Partnership? A Conversation with Shivshankar Menon

April 28, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia."   India claims to prize its strategic autonomy, but it has built an...

Power to the Parents? Decentralization and Representation

April 22, 2021

About the Event:  Decentralization and community-driven development programs have become increasingly common policies to attempt to improve the distribution of public goods across low- and middle...

Strategic Competition in the Bay of Bengal

April 20, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Refraction and the Rise of the Strategist

April 15, 2021

About this Event: There is no shortage of scholarship on the rise of strategic experts—campaign strategists, consultants, and the like—in Western politics.

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

April 12, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." When this webinar is held, Joe Biden’s presidency will be exactly three months...

Privilege and Punishment in the Courts

April 8, 2021

About the Event:   The number of Americans arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated has skyrocketed in recent decades.

Peace in Afghanistan: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”

April 6, 2021

  This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Governance in weakly governed states

April 1, 2021

About the Speaker: Stephen Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations.

Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

March 16, 2021

The United States has arguably seen more significant antitrust developments in the last few months than over the past twenty years. Last December the U.S.

Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

About the Event: Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Haves and Have Nots: How Power Shapes Nuclear Regimes

March 11, 2021

The REDI Task Force invites you to the next event in our "Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs" series, featuring a panel moderated by Professor Gabrielle Hecht on inequality in nuclear...

Geography and the Gender Gap: Evidence Against the Traditional Vote Hypothesis from Post-Suffrage Sweden

March 2, 2021

In many countries around the world, women's enfranchisement marked the single largest expansion in the eligible electorate.

People

weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
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Sallam HS2 Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
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Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
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jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law