Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Recent Publications

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Ten Years of Korean Studies at Stanford

February 2011

To mark the tenth anniversary of its founding, Stanford's Korean Studies Program published Ten Years of Korean Studies at Stanford, a comprehensive overview of its globally recognized research,...

Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success

December 1995

"Reprint from Educational Policy, 1995.

East Asia: Geopolitique into the Twenty-First Century - A Chinese View

June 1997

East Asia is a global geopolitical fault line, where historically great powers have interacted, collided, receded, and rebounded.

East Asian Military Security Dynamics

February 1995

In comparison with the postwar decades from 1945 to 1990, East Asian prospects for peaceful stability and economic growth have never been better.

Turning Points in the Korean Space-Economy: from the Developmental State to Intercity Competition, 1953-2000

October 2000

Territorial development processes and patterns in Korea from the 1950s have encountered four turning points.

Energy and Security in East Asia

January 1998

This study examines the likely security consequences of the continued growth in energy consumption in East Asia, and in particular:The dimensions of that growth which are likely to have an effect...

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Future Prospects for the U.S. Defense Budget and Their Implications for Our Asian Alliance Commitments

August 1997

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Gain Without Pain: Why Economic Reform in China Worked

October 1998

Reprint from China's Political Economy (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. and Singapore UP Pte. Ltd., 1998).

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Hospital Choice in Japan

September 1995

We use newly released data on Japanese hospitals to explore patients’ perceptions of hospital quality, the implications of these assessments for the structure of demand for hospital care, and the...

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation: Searching for Strategy in a Fragmented Oil Sector

July 2008

By most measures, including Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's ability to meet its own targets, the enterprise performs poorly.  Many of the problems are traceable to the profound dysfunction and...

Frequency of HIV Screening in the Veterans Health Administrations: Implications for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection

December 2008

We evaluated the frequency of HIV testing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest provider of HIV care in the United States.

Integration on the Basis of Strength: China's Impact on East Asian Security

February 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan's China Perceptions and Its Policies in the Alliance with the United States

September 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan's Dual Identity and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan-ROK Security Relations: An American Perspective

March 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japanese Colonialism in Korea: A Comparative Perspective

October 1997

The three talks that make up this publication were the 1996–97 Walter H.

Japanese Entrepreneurship: Can the Silicon Valley Model Be Applied to Japan?

December 1999

Since 1992, the Japanese economy has been utterly stagnant, with signs of weak performance at every turn.

Peri-Urbanization in Chengdu, Western China: From "Third Line" to Market Dynamics

May 2000

Peri-urbanization in the Chengdu extended urban region is the subject of this discussion paper.

Korea: The Achilles' Heel of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1997

This discussion focuses on U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea relations and how the two interact.

Korea's Economic Role in East Asia

October 1997

Part of the Walter H. Shorenstein Distinguished Lecture Series

People

Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Kathryn Stoner Headshot Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
rsd15 055 0123a Grant Miller Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
2011May20KohrmanMatthewWEB Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Sallam HS2 Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Dr. Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow