Democracy

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Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalizing the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management

April 2015

The year was 1909, and Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester of the United States, faced a terrible personal dilemma.  He had discovered a pattern of corruption in the sale of public lands to developers...

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalising the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

Conference Report: Lobbying and Campaign Finance [November 2014]

April 2015

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Solutions to Political Polarization in America

April 2015

According to many commentators, political polarization is at an all-time high in American politics.

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.

The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority...

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.

People

kaiping zhang headshot Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
Aytuğ Pic Aytuğ Şaşmaz Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
tesalia Tesalia Rizzo Research Affiliate, CDDRL
MARISA KELLAM Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
portrait of Ho Ki Kim, 2020-21 Koret Fellow Ho Ki Kim Visiting Scholar at APARC, Koret Fellow, 2021-2022
sasha Sasha Jason Program Manager, CDDRL
Mira Foster Mira Foster Director of Education, The World House Project
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
kdc mughsot Kristin Chandler Associate Director for Administration and Finance, CDDRL
Amye Perez Headshot Amye Perez Events and Summer Fellows Coordinator, CDDRL
jc headshot2014 Joanne Camantigue Finance and Research Manager, CDDRL
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