Democracy

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Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin

December 2002

For centuries, dictators ruled Russia. Tsars and Communist Party chiefs were in charge for so long some analysts claimed Russians had a cultural predisposition for authoritarian leaders.

Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000

December 2003

Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighborhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor, and fear....

Sovereign Democracy and Shrinking Political Space

April 2006

Several years ago, Kremlin public relations specialists coined the term "managed democracy" to describe the unique features of Russia's evolving political system.

Generational Change in Russia

January 2003

For most of the 1990s, American foreign policymakers, analysts of Russia in the United States, and leaders of American nongovernmental organizations have pointed to generational change as the...

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

Democracy as a New International Norm?

June 2003

As the going gets rough in Iraq and budgets deficits bloat in this country, the president may be tempted to let his doctrine of liberty morph into a smaller doctrine of stability.

Staying Power

April 2003

When the bronze statue of Saddam Hussein crashed to the ground more than a week ago, the image joined a long series of unforgettable mental pictures marking the end of tyrannical rule.

Between Restoration and Revolution in Iraq

April 2003

For supporters of democracy, there is nothing more exciting or memorable than the fall of another dictator.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assults on Rights

February 2003

STANFORD -- In May 1988, President Reagan traveled to Moscow for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Unfinished Business in Europe

September 2002

To make his case, [Bush] has a powerful historical experience to draw upon: the end of the Cold War.

Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform

February 2004

For hundreds of years, dictators have ruled Russia. Do they still?

Russian Civil Society

April 2002

For those concerned with democratization in the communist world, the final years of the Soviet Union were a truly exhilarating time.

Unbearable Lightness of Democracy

December 2003

When is a democracy perfect? Even if we subscribe to the minimalist definition ofdemocracy, or to a more demanding one, the answer remains difficult.

Democratic Quality: Freedom and Rights

December 2003

For much of the past decade I have been engaged in assessing the level or quality of democracy in a number of countries, both for the UK Democratic Audit and for the International Institute for...

Assessing India and Bangladesh

December 2003

This paper will assess the "quality of democracy" in India and Bangladesh.

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

The Quality of Two Liberal Democracies in Africa: Ghana and South Africa

December 2003

While the Third Wave of Democracy swept through many African countries in the 1990s, South Africa and Ghana stand out as two of the continent’s real success stories politically.

On Democratic Responsiveness

December 2003

In his organizing essay, Leonardo Morlino (2003) offers a minimal definition of democracy, based on multiple information sources and the competitive election of those who dominate the policymaking...

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

Equality points to one of the critical dimensions along which the quality of democracy varies.

The Quality of Democracy in South Korea and Taiwan: Subjective Assessments from the Perspectives of Ordinary Citizens

December 2003

South Korea (Korea hereafter) and Taiwan are widely recognized as the two most successful third-wave democracies in Asia (Chu, Diamond, and Shin, 2001; Diamond and Plattner, 1998; Shin and Lee,...

The Quality of Democracy: The Ambiguous Virtues of Accountability

December 2003

When Terry Karl and I were searching for the most generic definition of “modern representative political democracy,” we hit upon the concept of accountability.

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ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Amr Hamzawy Headshot Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
metzger headshot Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
kaiping zhang headshot Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016