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How Democracies Die

April 2019

 At Daniel Ziblatt's April 11th talk based on scholarship from his recent book co-authored with Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die, he discussed the current dangers facing democracies around the world, and ways of preventing democracy's...

The Rise and Implications of Identity Politics

March 2019

Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State.

Building a Nation

October 2017

Érika Pani is a research professor at the Center for Historical Studies at El Colegio de México, where she works on the political history of Mexico and the United States during the nineteenth century.

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

Interview with Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission

August 2016

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, interviewed Erry Hardjapamekas, former head of the Indonesian anti-corruption commission (KPK), on the margins of a special event showcasing...

Corruption in Argentina: A Conversation with Laura Alonso

July 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Laura Alonso, head of Argentina's Anti-Corruption Office in Buenos Aires on the new administration, corruption and politics in Argentina.  The interview took place on May 30, 2016 during the...

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

A New Era in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement

May 2016

 On April 26, CDDRL and the Taiwan Democracy Project welcomed Joshua Chi-fung Wong, founder of the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism, and Nathan Kwun-chung Law, a prominent activist and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Federation of...

Varieties of Democracy

May 2016

Abstract:The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project is a large-scale data collection effort focused on the construction of a wide-ranging database different understandings of what democracy is (e.g., electoral democracy, liberal democracy,...

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

The Fate of Authoritarian Elites Under Democracy

April 2016

Abstract:Why do some former authoritarian elites face punishment for their misdeeds after democratic transition whereas others remain untouched or even end up being re-elected to political office, re-appointed in government, or on the boards of...

Burma's Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

April 2016

On April 5, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama held an interview with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Burma's recent elections and it's ongoing transition to democracy.

The 2016 U.S. Elections and the Working Class: A Conversation with Francis Fukuyama

April 2016

 On April 5, 2016, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama speaks with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on efforts from current U.S. presidential candidates to win the working class vote.

Transparency International founder speaks on Panama papers and new efforts to curb corruption worldwide

April 2016

On April 12, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond interviewed Co-Founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen at Stanford University on some of today's most pressing corruption challenges, highlighting new initiatives and efforts to help resolve...

Francis Fukuyama interviews Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on social entrepreneurship

April 2016

Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama interviews Carrie Hessler-Radelet, 19th director of the Peace Corps, at Stanford as she speaks on the changing landscape of volunteering and the significant role of technology and social innovation in...

Between Cyclops and Leviathan: Violence, Order, and Legitimacy at the Urban Margins

April 2016

Abstract:Ongoing crises of urban insecurity in Central America have spurred novel forms of state engagement in high-risk neighbourhoods.

Resurrected? The Domestic Determinants of Russia’s Conduct Abroad

March 2016

Abstract"Russia is never so strong as it wants to be, nor as weak as it is thought to be," Winston Churchill once observed. In the last decade, Russia has invaded two neighbors, seizing territory from both, re-established a Soviet air base in...

Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States

March 2016

In Ballot Battles, Edward Foley presents a sweeping history of election controversies in the United States, tracing how their evolution generated legal precedents that ultimately transformed how we determine who wins and who loses.

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 2016

AbstractTaiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades. The 2016 elections, in which the Democratic Progressive Party, led by Dr.

Former Minister of Industry of Tunisia Discusses Country's Democratic Transition

March 2016

As part of a talk titled "Tunisia's Pathway to Democracy," former Tunisian Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mines Kamel Ben Naceur spoke at the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy on March 2, 2016 about his experience in the 2014 technocratic...

Crafting Democratic Transitions: Learning from Experience

March 2016

Abstract: Drawing upon personal interviews Abraham Lowenthal and Sergio Bitar of Chile conducted with 13 former presidents and prime ministers from 9 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who played leading roles in managing...

Taiwan's 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections

March 2016

On January 16, 2016, Taiwanese went to the polls to elect a new president and legislature.

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution