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.

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The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech

June 2020

On May 28th, President Trump signed an executive order threatening to revoke CDA 230 protections, which would expose social media companies to increased liability for content that is posted on their...

Ziad Abu-Rish Analyzes the Trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising [VIDEO]

May 2020

In a webinar dated, May 27, 2020, Ohio University Historian Ziad Abu-Rish analyzed the trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the contemporary political scene....

Global Populisms and Their Challenges: Threats and Potential Solutions

May 2020

“Populism” has claimed enormous amounts of popular and press attention, with the Brexit vote of 2016, the election of President Donald J. Trump, and the rise of self-proclaimed populists in Europe...

Zelenskyy’s first year: New beginning or false dawn?

May 2020

There were high hopes for Ukraine’s prospects to develop into a successful, democratic and economically prosperous state when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Unfortunately, the country has...

US nukes in Poland are a truly bad idea

May 2020

On May 15, the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, suggested relocating U.S. nuclear weapons based in Germany to Poland. One hopes this was just a mistake by a political appointee...

The COVID-19 Crisis Can Be A Historic Opportunity for Morocco

May 2020

[The following article originally appeared in French in Le Soir]Over the past 20 years of exile, I returned to Morocco sporadically to visit family and friends.

Policy Expert Thomas Fingar Discusses the Merits of Engagement with China

April 2020

Decoupling, according to Fingar, is not only inadvisable but also unattainable. 

Gi-Wook Shin Offers Analysis of 2020 Korean National Election

April 2020

The Korea Society hosts APARC's director for a timely discussion of the recent South Korean national election...

Aftershocks: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New World Disorder

April 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global public health disaster of almost biblical proportions. It is a once-in-a-century occurrence that threatens to destroy countless lives, ruin economies, and...

Embrace experimentation in biosecurity governance

April 2020

As biological research and its applications rapidly evolve, new attempts at the governance of biology are emerging, challenging traditional assumptions about how science works and who is...

Opinion: The Coronavirus Crisis Presents An Opportunity To End War In Ukraine

April 2020

In the midst of the damage to public health and the global economy, the COVID-19 crisis could present an unexpected opportunity both to resolve the only hot war in Europe and to address Russian...

March: A Roller Coaster Month for Ukraine

April 2020

Ukrainians rode a wild roller coaster in March.  President Volodymyr Zelensky began the month by firing the prime minister and reshuffling the cabinet, prompting concern that oligarchs were...

Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

April 2020

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues...

APARC Announces New Fellowship and Internship Opportunities for Stanford Students

April 2020

Amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are facing summer internship cancelations and hiring freezes.

Analysis of April 2020 Twitter takedowns linked to Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Honduras, Serbia, and Indonesia

April 2020

On March 11, 2020 Twitter shared with the Stanford Internet Observatory accounts and tweets associated with five distinct takedowns.

Korean Democracy Is Sinking Under the Guise of the Rule of Law

April 2020

There is a Korean expression that means “to become soaked by a drizzle without noticing.” This metaphor is a timely warning against the gradual decline of democratic norms.

Meeting Global Food Security Challenges with Innovation

April 2020

Agricultural and development economist Christopher B.

Totalitarianism as a Mindset Can Be Anywhere

March 2020

The authors of “The End of History” and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” discuss coronavirus, Iran, James Baldwin, campus culture, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting...

How We Can Manage the Pandemic and Preserve our Democracy

March 2020

COVID-19 presents us with both our worst public health crisis in a century and the greatest challenge to our democracy since World War II.

‘Just Say No’ Is Not a Strategy for Supply Chain Security

March 2020

On Feb. 12, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the U.S.

Anna Grzymala-Busse named CASBS 2020-2021 Fellow

March 2020

Five Stanford scholars will be among 38 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2020-21 academic year.The five fellows are MICHAEL...

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Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Joseph Felter Lecturer
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate at the Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science