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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Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

Culture and Counterinsurgency: The Battle of Algiers at the Pentagon, 2003

November 12, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About this Event:  Following the Allied invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.

The Historic 2020 elections

November 5, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: On November 3, in the midst of a pandemic, America elects its next President.

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

October 29, 2020

* Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the event: Ahmet T.

Nostalgia and Populisms in Contemporary Tunisia

October 22, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: How does the widespread frustration that often accompanies democratic transitions shape the political...

Welfare for Autocrats: Social Assistance in China

October 15, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: What are the costs of the Chinese regime's fixation on quelling dissent in the name of political order, or ...

Public Policy and the 2020 Elections

October 8, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event:   As we enter the stretch run of the 2020 US election campaign, join us for an inside look at how public...

The Crisis of American Democracy

September 24, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event:  American democracy has been more prone to crisis than we commonly recognize.

An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order

September 17, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

American Democracy and the 2020 elections

September 17, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: Please join CDDRL as we kick off our 2020-21 seminar series with a panel on American democracy and the...

Race and Technology

September 16, 2020

Recent public outcries over facial recognition technology, police and state usage of automated surveillance tools, and racially motivated disinformation on social media have underscored the ways in...

2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award: Featuring Award Recipient Tom Wright

September 4, 2020

This event is available through livestream only. Please register in advance for the webinar by using the link below.

Islamic Humanitarian Law and Islamic Armed Groups

September 1, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

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.

Belarus Today: Is this the End for Lukashenko?

August 17, 2020

This event is being live-streamed on Zoom.

Book Discussion: U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

August 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

On Encrypted Messaging Platforms

August 12, 2020

Join the Cyber Policy Center on August 26th, at 10 a.m. pacific time, for a look how governments around the world are pushing to ban strong encryption.

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August 7, 2020

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Social Media and Democracy:  The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform

August 6, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for a discussion of Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform, a new book with chapters by scholars and faculty at the Cyber...

Informing Government Response to COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

August 4, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the event: Governments in sub-Saharan Africa face tough choices in COVID-19 policy response.

Fighting Election-Related Disinformation with the Election Integrity Partnership

July 30, 2020

     Join speakers from the newly formed Election Integrity Partnership, on Wednesday August 12th at 10 a.m.

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Program Admissions Webinar

July 28, 2020

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about the Master's in International Policy program and how to apply. Registration is required: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar...

Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation

July 20, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation​, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Kelly Born, with guests Adam Berinsky, Mitsui Professor of...

The Challenges of Reimagining Policing: A Comparative Perspective

July 15, 2020

This event will take place on Zoom.

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Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
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colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative