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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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Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections

January 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, February 1st from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections featuring one of our postdoctoral scholars, Alessandro Vecchiato.

Algorithms, Privacy & the Future of Tech Regulation in California

January 11, 2022

Register Now California-grown technology has led the nation and world in multiple ways—from democratizing the ways we live, work and play, to posing enormous ethical and social challenges that have...

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

January 11, 2022

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN...

Free Speech on Public Platforms

January 6, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, January 18 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for Free Speech on Public Platforms featuring Professor Jamal Greene of Columbia Law School in conversation with Daphne Keller, Director of the...

Cloud Governance Challenges

January 6, 2022

Join us for our winter seminar series starting Tuesday, January 11 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST.  The first in the session is Cloud Governance Challenges and features leaders from the Carnegie Endowment’s...

LGBTQ rights and representation among right-wing parties

December 18, 2021

This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s health and safety guidelines.

Costly signaling, power and religious behavior, or What can we learn from the Skoptsy?

December 16, 2021

The focus of religion & politics research has been predominantly on the impact of religious actors on democratic and non-democratic political systems and religion-inspired political behavior....

Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

December 16, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk   Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands.

Save the Date -- Jonathan Hopkin

December 16, 2021

More information TBA.

Save the Date -- Gonzalo Boye

December 16, 2021

More info TBD.  

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.

Can India Be a High-Technology Superpower?

November 10, 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.

The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It

October 27, 2021

  Join us November 2nd from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for “The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It” featuring David Kaye, professor of law at University of California, Irvine, and moderated by Kelly...

The Administrative State of Content Moderation

October 20, 2021

In this talk, Evelyn Douek argues that the stylized picture of content moderation that dominates academic, public and regulatory discourse needs reframing.

Improving User Agency in E2EE Communication Services

October 19, 2021

People who use messaging services need to be able to exercise agency in how they communicate.

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.

A Discussion with C.I.A. Director William Burns

October 6, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Opening Event

October 5, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, CDDRL will be hosting hybrid events.

Tunisia: Political Conflict after July 25

October 4, 2021

This panel will examine the evolving political conflicts in Tunisia since the July 25 power grab executed by President Kais Saied that has been widely characterized as a step toward cementing...

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

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

Europe After America

September 27, 2021

Download transcript of talk   This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s...

Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?

September 27, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk The rule in international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory has lately come under pressure, for example when Russia seized and annexed Crimea in 2014.

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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey