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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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.

SPICE Webinar: "Human Rights Day 2020: Teacher Workshop on Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan"

December 5, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/8oDHKdyhZO0   In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, SPICE is honored to feature Dr.

Strength in Numbers: How Women's Groups Close India's Political Gender Gap

November 30, 2020

About this Event: In India there persists a striking gender gap in political participation.

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?

New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

November 18, 2020

In October, the Justice Department sued Google for violating antitrust laws.These antitrust concerns are motivated by the potential economic harms caused by the tech giants’ monopoly positions, but...

The Billion Person Living Room: how encryption both imperils and protects civil society

November 16, 2020

This fourth workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on civil society concerns in an encrypted world.

Unfaithful Friends: Business in Authoritarian Asia

November 12, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About this Event:  This book offers a novel theory of the nuances in relationships between business and political elites in...

Which Side of History

November 10, 2020

Society has been transformed by a technology revolution and its 24/7 influence on so many aspects of our reality.

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.

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

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 ...

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Larry Diamond hs Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution