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Bankruptcy, Guns or Campaigns: Explaining Armed Organizations' Post-War Trajectories

November 12, 2009

What happens to armed organizations after they sign peace accords? Why do they dissolve, return to war, or form non-violent political parties?

Wi(l)der West? A Transatlantic Perspective on the European Periphery from the Balkans and Turkey to Russia

October 22, 2009

In recent years, the United States and its European Union partners have often diverged in their policy outlooks towards the wider European periphery—the diverse region stretching from the Balkans...

State Development, State Building, and Foreign Aid

October 22, 2009

Stephen Krasner is a former director of CDDRL, deputy director of FSI, an FSI senior fellow, and the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University.

Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud

November 4, 2008

Why is there so much alleged electoral fraud in new democracies? Most scholarship focuses on the proximate cause of electoral competition.

Science and Secularity: Rethinking Religous Reform

October 9, 2008

This series of talks explore a number of issues which have arisen from a study of ethnogenesis, identity formation, state building, religious reform, and socio-economic "modernization" in selected...

Dynamics of Identity: Empires, States & Groups

October 6, 2008

This series of talks explore a number of issues which have arisen from a study of ethnogenesis, identity formation, state building, religious reform, and socio-economic "modernization" in selected...

Comparing Modernities: Is Southeast Asia Unique?

October 2, 2008

This series of talks will explore a number of issues which have arisen from a study of ethnogenesis, identity formation, state building, religious reform, and socio-economic "modernization" in...

Insurgent State-Building

June 5, 2008

Jeremy Weinstein is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University and an affiliated faculty member at CDDRL and CISAC.

The Puzzle of Slovenia and Estonia in the Post-Communist Era: How Deliberated Nationalism Explains Reform and Consensus-Driven Transition

May 27, 2008

Praised by international organizations, Slovenia and Estonia constitute the most successful post-communist economies.

Building Effective States: From Practice to Theory

May 13, 2008

Clare Lockhart is co-founder and Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness, advising a number of countries on their approaches to state-building.

The Spirit of Democracy

January 22, 2008

Stanford's Larry Diamond will discuss his forthcoming book, The Spirit of Democracy.

The Governance Agenda in International Development

November 1, 2007

Francis Fukuyama is Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H.

The Spiral of State-Building and Confucian Revolution in Choson Korea

October 5, 2007

On March 18, 1871, Taewongun (Grand Prince) who held real power when King Kojong (r.

The Missing Link: State-building and the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

March 28, 2007

J. Alexander Thier is Senior Rule of Law Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace.

State Building and Industrialization in India

March 6, 2007

Vivek Chibber is an associate professor of sociology and director of graduate studies at New York University. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, his M.A.

Anti-Terrorist Finance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 18, 2006

The assumption that states can and ought to stop the flow of funds to terrorist organizations deserves greater scrutiny.

Narcotics and Afghanistan's State Building Efforts

October 26, 2005

A background paper is available.

Homeland Security vs. the Madisonian Impulse: State Building and Anti-Statism After September 11

May 12, 2005

Has the Bush administration used the War on Terror to consolidate power in the executive branch?

Post-Electoral Iraq: What's Next?

February 14, 2005

During the first three months of 2004, Larry Diamond served as a senior adviser on governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Enforcing the Peace: There Aren't Enough Canadians

January 27, 2005

Kimberly Marten is a tenured associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and also teaches at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

State Building in Africa

December 1, 2004

Gayle Smith is a renowned expert on African politics and economics. She has worked on failed states, post-conflict management, and transnational threats in Africa for over 20 years.

Divine Encounters, Wolf Killing and Mythological Patricide: Ainu Identities and Japanese Colonialism

October 11, 2004

Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese "nationalism" (if such a term is even applicable) depended less on imagined similarities among Japanese than it did on their contrived...

You, The People: Iraq and the Future of State-Building

June 2, 2004

U.S. President George W. Bush came to power emphasizing that he did not regard nation-building as an appropriate activity for the U.S. military.

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