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Democracy Rebooted: The Future of Technology in Elections

September 2015

 Event Abstract:On September 24, Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in partnership with The Atlantic Counci presented a public address by President Toomas Ilves of Estonia on the future of technology in elections....

Personal and Party Representation in Contemporary Europe: Effects on Intra-party Dynamics

May 2015

Abstract:This study explores the relationship between elected representatives and the parties they belong to in the European context.

A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

May 2015

Abstract:American democracy differs greatly from other democracies around the world.  But is the American way more or less efficacious than comparable democracies in Asia, Latin America, or Europe?  What if the United States had a prime minister...

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

May 2015

AbstractAmerican democracy differs greatly from other democracies around the world.  But is the American way more or less efficacious than comparable democracies in Asia, Latin America, or Europe?  What if the United States had a prime minister...

The Tunisian Transition and the Challenge of Youth Alienation

April 2015

 AbstractSocial and economic grievances of Tunisian youth played a major role in igniting the uprising in Tunisia, and more generally, the so-called Arab Spring.

The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens

April 2015

Audio File Russell Dalton speaks on his new book, "The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens" as part of CDDRL's Research Seminar Series  00:00:00 01:25:19    Abstract:The original Civic Culture model portrayed the ideal...

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Russia: Back to the Future

April 2015

On April 13, 2015, Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) welcomed former Russian businessman and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky as he presented his talk, Russia: Back to the Future. Mr.

Corruption, Democracy and Security feat. John Githongo

April 2015

Audio:Description: John Githongo speaks for CDDRL's Research Seminar Series on April 2, 2015, remarking on Nigeria's triumph of democracy - a relatively peaceful transition of power - and Kenya's recent school shooting tragedy.  00:00 26:56   ...

The End of Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Human-Security State

February 2015

 AbstractPaul Amar will discuss his book The Security Archipelago, winner of the 2014 Charles Taylor Book Award of the American Political Science Association.

The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis

February 2015

Talk DescriptionFormer Congressmen Tom Davis and Martin Frost present the keys to fixing a broken Congress in this talk on their new book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis, a powerful and important new work by two former congressional...

The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis

February 2015

Talk DescriptionFormer Congressmen Tom Davis and Martin Frost present the keys to fixing a broken Congress in this talk on their new book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis, a powerful and important new work by two former congressional...

Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People

February 2015

 AbstractOver the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven profoundly resilient.  It is these “people”—as individuals and a collective—that are problematically celebrated as...

Campaign Finance and the "Influence" Theory of Regulation

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Lobbying, Money, and Agendas

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Access to Congressional Allies: Small Money Matters

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Comparative Perspectives: Lobbying, Interest Intermediation, and the Revolving Door

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Avenues of Influence: On the Political Expenditures of Corporations and their Directors and Executives

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Brussels vs. the Beltway: Corporate Influence in the US and the EU

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Motivations, Ideology, and Policy: Tracing the Influence of Campaign Contributions on Polarization

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

When Purists Prevail: How Campaign Finance Laws Polarize American Legislatures

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

What to do about Lobbying?

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Introduction of Public Funding Since 1950

November 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Blueprint for Bipartisanship: A Conversation with Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet

November 2014

On Tuesday, November 11, CDDRL welcomed former Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

People

MARISA KELLAM Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Hans Pic Hans Lueders Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Tongtong Zhang photo Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Nicholas Pic Nicholas Kuipers Predoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
Carly Miller Carly Miller Research Analyst, Stanford Internet Observatory