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Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Parting Observations on American Foreign Policy

July 2016

In 2014 Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth was a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Walter H.

Is Poland Really Lost? Poland’s Contested Governance Reforms and the Further Role of the Central Eastern European Area (CEE) in the EU

February 2016

On January 13, 2016 for the first time in its history the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, i.e. Poland.

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?

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?

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission

April 2015

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission focuses on efforts to reign in corruption in Indonesia, particularly since the fall of the Suharto regime in 1998.

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...

When can External Actors Influence Democratization?

July 2010

This paper put forward a theoretical explanation of when and to what degree external actors matter in democratization.

Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can

November 2009

After eight years of President Bush's trumpeting the virtues of promoting freedom and democracy abroad but achieving limited results, many Americans have grown suspicious of democratic development...

Democratic Governance and the Performance of Democracy

November 2009

The battle for accountability and good governance-and thus sustainable democracy and development-will not be won by foreign actors or pressures.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Domestic and International Influences on the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) and Russia's Initial Transition to Democracy (1993)

March 2009

Before the democracy promotion efforts of Iraq or Afghanistan in the early 21st century, there was the Soviet Union in the late 20th century.

What Terrorists Really Want: Terrorist Motives and Counterterrorism Strategy

April 2008

What do terrorists want? No question is more fundamental for devising an effective counterterrorism strategy.

The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

January 2008

In his new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (Times Books 2008), Larry Diamond intensely scrutinizes the global effort on democracy promotion....

Ukraine Imports Democracy

October 2007

The United States and the European Union spend roughly $1.5 billion per year on democracy promotion, but how effective are such external efforts?

Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

January 2007

Francis Fukuyama and Michael McFaul present an argument for continued American efforts to promote democracy and a plan to strengthen policy tools for those efforts.

Democratization in Postcommunist Europe: Illiberal Regimes and the Leverage of International Actors

September 2006

The European Union (EU) may be presiding over the most successful democracy promotion program ever implemented by an international actor.

Engaging Autocratic Allies to Promote Democracy

April 2006

The democracy-promotion toolbox has been filled for more than two decades with various standard assistance programs, including technical support for reforming government agencies; training for...

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.

Democracy Promotion as a World Value

January 2005

Since the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush has rhetorically pledged to make the promotion of democracy abroad a primary objective of U.S.

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.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Kaiping Zhang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January 2016
Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL