Democracy

Recent Publications

Records 72 / 423

An Unaddressed Issue of Agricultural Terrorism: A Case Study on Feed Security

December 2004

In the late winter of 2003, a number of livestock animals in the Midwest were poisoned due to accidental contamination of a popular commercial feed with a lethal additive.

War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin, The

March 2004

Gail Lapidus writes that the war in Chechnya has played a complex and highly negative role in Russia's political development.

State-Building and State Breakdown in Russia

December 2001

The book chapter is a revised and updated version of "Asymmetrical Federalism and State Breakdown in Russia," which originally was published in 1999 in Post-Soviet Affairs.

How to Subvert Democracy: Montesinos in Peru

October 2004

Which of the democratic checks and balances - opposition parties, the judiciary, a free press - is the most forceful? Peru has the full set of democratic institutions.

Globalization, Power and Authority

December 2003

The basic argument of this article is that the globalization perspective in all of its variations (and there are many) exaggerates the amount of change in the contemporary global system.

How democracy affects growth

December 2001

This paper introduces a new methodology to examine the empirical relationshipbetween democracy and economic growth.

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?

August 2004

Morally and analytically, there is no more vexing phenomenon than the persistence of mass poverty.

Post-Communist Paradox: How the Rise of Parliamentarism Coincided with the Demise of Pluralism in Moldova

August 2004

Among the constellation of states with interesting constitutional stories to tell, tiny Moldova holds a unique place.

Rational Choices and the Attainment of Wealth and Power in China's Countryside

December 1994

In this volume of concise and informative essays, leading specialists examine the nature, impact and prospects of China's post-1978 party±market symbiosis.

The Quality of Democracy

September 2004

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...

Values in the EU Constitution: The External Dimension

December 2004

In 1995 the Commission argued that "the European Union has gradually come to define itself in terms of the promotion of [human] rights and democratic freedoms."1 Over the last decade, the...

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.

Do Sanctions Help Democracy? The US-EU Records 1997-2004

December 2004

This paper provides an overview of the degree to which sanctions help democracy.

Elections and Power: The Locus of Decision Making in Chinese Villages

June 2000

This article explores an important but neglected topic in the literature on democratization in East Asia: the international dimension of democratization.

Role of Economic Incentives in Securing Cyberspace, The

November 2004

In the last eight years, every significant public policy initiative to address the safety and security of U.S.

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

Democracy, History, and Migrant Labor in South Korea: Korean Chinese, North Koreans, and Guest Workers

December 2005

This paper concerns the paradox of democratization in South Korea, whose progression has been entwined with neoliberal capitalism beginning in the 1990s.

Do Democratic Transitions Produce Bad Economic Outcomes?

January 2005

Several influential commentators have suggested recently that democratization in developing countries produces political instability, ethnic conflict, and poor economic outcomes.

When All Else Fails: International Adjudication of Human Rights Abuse Claims, 1976-1999

January 2005

Although interest among sociologists in the consolidation and expansion of an international human rights regime has grown in recent years, little attention is accorded the formal procedures that...

Illicit Trafficking of Weapons-Usable Nuclear Material: Facts and Uncertainties

January 2004

In the recent past the issue of covert trade in nuclear material gained public prominence when it was erroneously claimed by British intelligence sources that the former Government of Iraq under...

Policy Coherence and Incoherence: The Domestic Politics of American Democracy Promotion

December 2005

This paper argues that it is difficult to understand the effects of American democracy promotion abroad without examining the bureaucratic context from which the policy emerges at home.

Is Democracy Good for the Poor?

December 2005

Many scholars claim that democracy tends to improve the material well-being of the poor. I argue that previous tests of this claim were flawed, particularly by sample bias.

What Causes Democracy?

December 2005

The question of "what a democracy is - and is not," to borrow a well-known title, should rather be understood as falling along a continuum.

One Nation Under God? History, Faith, and Identity in Indonesia

December 2005

This comparative exploration looks at religion and politics in the social dynamics of Southeast Asia's two most populous nations.

People

kaiping zhang headshot Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
portrait of Ho Ki Kim, 2020-21 Koret Fellow Ho Ki Kim Visiting Scholar at APARC, Koret Fellow, 2021-2022
tesalia Tesalia Rizzo Research Affiliate, CDDRL
MARISA KELLAM Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
sasha Sasha Jason Program Manager, CDDRL
kdc mughsot Kristin Chandler Associate Director for Administration and Finance, CDDRL
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
jc headshot2014 Joanne Camantigue Finance and Research Manager, CDDRL
Amye Perez Headshot Amye Perez Events and Summer Fellows Coordinator, CDDRL
Eloise Duvillier Eloise Duvillier Program Manager, Program on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS
  •