Recent Scholarly Publications

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Perspective Paper on Financial Instability

December 2004

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial...

Promoting Real Reform in Africa

December 2004

After more than a decade of reform efforts in Africa, much of the optimism over the continent's prospects has been replaced by widespread "Afropessimism." But to what extent is either view well...

EU Rule of Law Promotion in Romania, Turkey and Serbia-Montenegro: Domestic Elites and Responsiveness to Differentiated External Influence

October 2004

The enlargement of the EU to Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) candidates, Turkish candidacy and the Stabilization and Association Process in the Balkans, provides researchers with...

European Neighbourhood Policy: Legal and Institutional Issues, The

October 2004

This paper will address some of the legal and institutional issues that arise in relation to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), its genesis, rationale and policy context.

Sources of Rationalized Governance: Cross-National Longitudinal Analyses, 1985-2002

August 2004

We assess the factors affecting national administrative rationalization in the context of the current worldwide movement for governance reforms.

Global Standards; Global Growth?

August 2004

This volume centers on the movement toward global legal standards, an increasingly recognized dimension of the quest to improve the rule of law.

Rule of Law? Whose Law?

August 2004

The rule of law is a concept much in use to identify what is missing in many countries.

Old Problems for New Leaders: Institutional Disjunctions in Rural China

April 2004

These essays reveal how China's Communist Party selected a new generation of leaders in late 2002 to maintain the position of a regional and world power.

The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China

December 2003

This paper assesses Pan Wei's proposal for a 'consultative rule of law system' for China, finding it a potentially important step along the path of political reform.

Workshop on Regime Transitions from Communist Rule in Comparative Perspective

December 2003

On 15-16 November 2002, the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University sponsored a workshop in Stanford, CA on "Regime...

Nuclear Smuggling Chains: Suppliers, Intermediaries, and End-Users

February 2003

This article analyzes the supply and demand sides in nuclear smuggling, as well as intermediaries between them, based on the 700 illicit trafficking incidents collected by the Stanford Database on...

Civil Wars and State-Building in Africa and Eurasia

December 2002

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism...

Foreword to "Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria"

December 2001

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country; its citizens are perhaps the best educated on the continent. It is the world's sixth-largest producer of oil.

The Global Divergence of Democracies

December 2001

Drawn from outstanding articles published in the Journal of Democracy, The Global Divergence of Democracies follows the enthusiastically received earlier volume, The Global Resurgence of Democracy...

Internet in Turkey and Pakistan: A Comparative Analysis, The

December 2000

The Global Diffusion of the Internet Project was initiated in 1997 to study the diffusion and absorption of the Internet to, and within, many diverse countries.

Kenyan IPP Experience, The

August 2000

Prior to the introduction of independent power projects (IPP), Kenya relied primarily on concessionary funding from multilateral and bilateral agencies to finance new power investments.

Nobody Lost Russia

January 2000

Is Russia lost?

Getting Russia Right

January 2000

Historians will someday write that Russia re-entered the Western community of states as a market democracy at the end of the 20th century.

Russia Democracy: Still Not a Lost Cause

January 2000

In the recent explosion of articles about "Who Lost Russia," analysts have focused almost exclusively on the trials and tribulations of Russia's economic reform and Western attempts to assist these...

The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies

December 1999

New democracies all over the world are finding themselves haunted by the old demons of clientelism, corruption, arbitrariness, and the abuse of powerleading to a growing awareness that, in addition...

Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation

December 1999

In this book noted political sociologist Larry Diamond sets forth a distinctive theoretical perspective on democratic evolution and consolidation in the late twentieth century.

Myth of a Russian Dictatorship, The

November 1997

In both Russia and the West, most analysts portray Russia's political system as an authoritarian regime. According to this view, the executive branch of government dictates state policy.

Democracy Unfolds in Russia

October 1997

Superpresidentialism, ambiguous federalism, the weakness of political parties and labor and civic organizations, the inordinate strength of big business, and the virtual absence of the rule of law...

Transition Without End: Nigerian Politics and Civil Society under Babangida

August 1997

Since 1986, Nigeria has been struggling without success to return to a civilian, democratic form of government: as political parties, presidential candidates, economic reform programs, and top...