Democracy

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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

March 2015

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad.

Conference Report: Electoral Systems Reform in the U.S. [Mar. 2014]

January 2015

The Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a workshop on electoral systems on March 14-15, 2014.

Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary

December 2014

Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E.

Social Media, Social Movements and the Challenge of Democratic Governability

October 2014

Polarization in Taiwan Politics

October 2014

Change and the Unchanged of Polarized Politics in Taiwan

October 2014

The Roots of Thailand’s Political Polarization in Comparative Perspective

October 2014

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

August 2014

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy.

Keynote Address: Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

July 2014

Keynote address by Rt. Hon.

Conference Report: Trans-Pacific Partnership [Oct. 2013]

January 2014

On Oct. 11-12, 2013, the Taiwan Democracy Project convened a conference on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan’s Future Development Strategy” at Stanford.

The Next Democratic Century

January 2014

In an article published in the January 2014 issue of Current History, Larry Diamond urges civil society and policy leaders to stay optimistic about democracy’s future, arguing that its historical...

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

January 2014

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies.Numerous works deal with...

The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis

December 2013

Political and economic transition is often blamed for Russia’s 40% surge in deaths between 1990 and 1994 (the “Russian Mortality Crisis”).

Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

December 2013

We study the governance of public good provision in poor communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

November 2013

Abstract:  This paper offers a systematic account of political regime changes in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1996-2010.

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Academic Freedom, Democracy and the Public Policy Process

July 2013

This article is framed by the 900-plus year old debate on the importance of academic freedom for democracy and human progress outlined by Karran.

U.S Government Surveillance: Bad for Silicon Valley, Bad for Democracy Around the World

June 2013

The University of Virginia's Christopher Jon Sprigman and CISAC's Jennifer Granick reveal how foreigners living in the United States do not have the same privacy protections as U.S.

Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart

May 2013

Stanford's Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy discuss the implications of America's switch to an all-volunteer force.

People

hannah kim Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
kaiping zhang headshot Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
thumbnail leah1 small Leah R. Rosenzweig Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Michael Albertus Headshot Michael Albertus Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Hsu Roland Hsu Affiliate
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mousa Salma Mousa Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Erin Baggott Carter Headshot Erin Baggott Carter Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
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carter Brett Carter Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
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