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 Publications

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The Know-Do Gap in Quality of Health for Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in Rural China

Proper management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a severe challenge to China's rural health system. This study investigates what influences the poor medical treatment of NCDs (diabetes and...

Labor conflict within foreign, domestic, and Chinese-owned manufacturing firms in Ethiopia

A large firm survey shows that labor conflicts in Ethiopia are more frequent in foreign-owned firms, especially those that are Chinese-owned. Foreign firms hire similarly educated and experienced...

Testimony by Renée DiResta to the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections

“A Growing Threat: Foreign And Domestic Sources Of Disinformation”

Policy Roundup: July 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on NATO’s new strategic concept, Francis Fukuyama on the Jan. 6 connection with the war in Ukraine, Michael McFaul on the West arming Ukraine, Amy...

The Association between Micronutrient Powder Delivery and Caregiver Feeding Behaviors in Rural China

Background High adherence and proper usage of micronutrient powder (MNP) influence child nutritional outcomes, yet few studies explore the role of delivery patterns. This...

Education Universalization, Rural School Participation, and Population Density

In many developing countries, low population density may be a major reason for low school participation in rural areas, and the problem is likely to worsen with rapid urbanization. However, few...

Getting Transparency Right

Transparency is essential to getting every other part of platform regulation right. But defining sound transparency rules—identifying what information is needed most from platforms like Twitter or...

Lawful but Awful? Control over Legal Speech by Platforms, Governments, and Internet Users

Responding to Elon Musk’s proposed acquisition of Twitter, Daphne Keller suggests that “middleware” models, not common carriage rules, best put control over internet speech regulation in the hands...

Defense, Deterrence, and the Role of Guam

An essay in a Hudson Institute report, Defending Guam, edited by Rebeccah Heinreichs

Policy Roundup: June 2022

Key policy takeaways from Michael McFaul on helping Russians who oppose Putin; Kathryn Stoner on how Putin's War has ruined Russia; Steven Pifer on U.S.-Russia relations; Rose Gottemoeller on U.S...

Risk Pooling and Precautionary Saving in Village Economies

A new method to test for efficient risk pooling allows for intertemporal smoothing, non-homothetic consumption, and heterogeneous risk and time preferences.

Early Parenting Interventions to Foster Human Capital in Developing Countries

One out of every three children under age 5 in developing countries lives in conditions that impede human capital development. In this study, we survey the literature on parenting training...

Impact of Parental Beliefs on Child Developmental Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment in Rural China

This paper examines the impact of parental beliefs on child development outcomes (for both cognitive and social–emotional skills) based on a three-wave longitudinal survey in rural China. The...

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