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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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...

Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

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

Pre-electoral commitments and bargaining delays in parliamentary democracies

March 2, 2021

  During the past decade, many parliamentary democracies have experienced bargaining delays when forming governments.

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.

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

March 2, 2021

  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the newly gained dominance of liberal democracy as a political regime was accompanied by a new dominance of liberal democracy as a descriptive language....

The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 election

February 25, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday March 3, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST (12:00-1:30 PST) for The Long Fuse: Misinformation in the 2020 Election, the public launch of a comprehensive report tracking mis-...

Constraining Dictatorship

February 25, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: This book examines the creation and consequences of executive constraints in authoritarian regimes.

Making Hong Kong China

February 18, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture...

From Mandate to Blueprint: Lessons from Intelligence Reform, A Book Talk

February 16, 2021

REGISTER HERE All new appointees to the federal government begin their assignments with enthusiasm and a mandate to achieve both ambitious and specific objectives but quickly discover the...

Myanmar’s New Coup: Comparing, Historicizing, and Theorizing

February 11, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: The paradox of analyzing politics in Myanmar is never knowing whether or not events should surprise us....

Promoting Democracy Around the World – Is Now the Time?

February 9, 2021

REGISTER HERE   The United States has historically played an important role in promoting democracy to countries across the globe. But is the role of the U.S.

Transnational Policy Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

February 5, 2021

  4:00-5:00pm California, 18-February 2021 7:00-8:00pm Washington DC, 18-February 2021 3:00-4:00am  Kenya, 19-February 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Sydney, Australia 19-February 2021   The Bay of Bengal,...

Fast Food, Urban Crises: A History

February 4, 2021

  About the Event:  In the wake of the racial unrest of 1968, the federal government  embarked on a series of social programs designed to  respond to the cries of Black communities demanding an end...

Further Exploration of Europe’s Digital Services Act

February 2, 2021

On January 27th, the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford hosted a webinar on the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act.

The Election Reform Agenda: A Deep Dive into H.R.1

February 1, 2021

H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is a sweeping bill that aims to strengthen American democracy.

Global Implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative

January 28, 2021

About the Event:   In partnership with The Hoover Project on China's Global Sharp Power, Jonathan Hillman from the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Min Ye from Boston University,...

Recommendations for the New Administration

January 25, 2021

A new administration and Congress provide a key opportunity to improve US cybersecurity and the governance of digital technologies.

The Judicial Tug of War

January 21, 2021

About the Event:  Why have conservatives decried “activist judges”? And why have liberals - and America's powerful legal establishment - emphasized qualifications and experience over ideology?

Book Talk: Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

January 19, 2021

REGISTER HERE An assessment of Russia that suggests that we should look beyond traditional means of power to understand its strength and capacity to disrupt international politics.

Europe’s Digital Services Act

January 19, 2021

What rules for the web? That question has been given new urgency on January 6th. The European Union, at the end of 2020, proposed the Digital Services Act (DSA).

The Storming of the Capitol and the Future of Speech Online

January 14, 2021

Social media and digital technologies have come under fire for their contribution to the development of the groups that ultimately stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Notes on Culture and Counterinsurgency

January 14, 2021

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

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

The university and authoritarian resilience in Turkey

December 9, 2020

About the Event:  Increasing access to higher education is often seen as a threat to authoritarian regimes.

People

Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Interim Co-director, Senior Research Scholar
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at FSI, CDDRL Research Affiliate , Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Political Science Senior Fellow, SIEPR
ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology